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    question

    do u use telnet to log in with root access? or do u need a program?

    Thx

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    You need an SSH client. No one in there right mind uses telnet. You should disable/uninstall yours.

    If your computer is
    Windows: Putty http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
    Mac: MacSSH http://www.macssh.com

    Telnet is old, outdated and insecure, because it sends your password as plain text over the net. Most, if not all, get a server and disable it.
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    Originally posted by daejuanj
    You need an SSH client. No one in there right mind uses telnet. You should disable/uninstall yours.

    If your computer is
    Windows: Putty http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
    Mac: MacSSH http://www.macssh.com

    Telnet is old, outdated and insecure, because it sends your password as plain text over the net. Most, if not all, get a server and disable it.
    Exactly. Telnet poses a huge security risk
    hm what should I put in my sig?

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    Originally posted by ChaosHosting
    Exactly. Telnet poses a huge security risk
    Yeah, I'm still wondering why it comes on most servers w/ control panels at least.
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    sry again.. how do u send files with ssh?

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    You don't, you use the wget command, or you get a SFTP program.
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    Re: question

    Originally posted by flpstr2002
    do u use telnet to log in with root access? or do u need a program?

    Thx
    I give your server a week before it gets rooted.

    Please... get yourself some assistance in running it.

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