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Telnet problem from XP to another XP

By zillah
May 10, 2006
  1. I tried to telnet from A- ->B,,,,,Both A and B are running XP Pro and no firewall.

    On B I created username called jsmith, I added him to "Administrator" group (because there is no group called "TelnetClient" unlike 2000 and 2003 server)

    I enabled Telnet session on B and I tried to telnet from A to B, I received this message:
    ,,,,If I typed in "y"

    I received this error message :
    If I type in "No": I was able to access the B!!!! : OR,,,,if I typed in:

    telnet 192.168.0.1 and double click (not single click ),,,(i.e. without waiting to see this message You are about to send your password information to remote computer in internet zone . This might not be safe. Do you want to send any way [y/n] ?),,,,,I was able to access the B as well.

    I tried this scenario at lab at work with more than one group (I configured 4 groups , each group of 2 PCs).
     
  2. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    telnet has a clients group? I've never really messed with telnet much, but that really doesnt make much sense. You attempted to connect, enter the username and password and it gives you that error?

    Does your work have a Telnet server for extra security maybe?

    Yes, very weird. You tell it to connect and it says you need to be added to the client group. You tell it not to and it accesses the computer?

    Haha, not very safe.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    XP <--> XP requiring a 'telnetgroup' is strange; I've see this under Unix/Linux.

    the msg is of concern (or should be). Anyone monitoring TCP traffic will
    be able to see your login/passwd

    switch to SSH and you solve Telnet & FTP login issues :)
     
  4. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I am doing experiment, not for production environment.

    I am aware of security implication.

    I am doing experiment, not for production environment.
     
  5. zillah

    zillah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I am going to create this group, and see how it works, but what is the proper name for the the group ?

    'TelnetUsers' or 'TelnetClients' or 'TelnetGroup' ?
     
  6. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Whatever you want i would think, theres no set name for a LAN Workgroup i wouldn't think there would be one for a Telnet Workgroup :p
     
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