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 telnetd(1M)			  Kerberos			 telnetd(1M)

      telnetd - TELNET protocol server

      /usr/lbin/telnetd [-b [bannerfile]] [-A] [-a authmode] [-t]

      The telnetd daemon executes a server that supports the DARPA standard
      TELNET virtual terminal protocol.	 The Internet daemon (inetd)
      executes telnetd when it receives a service request at the port listed
      in the services data base for telnet using the tcp protocol (see
      inetd(1M) and services(4)).

      telnetd operates by allocating a Telnet pseudo-terminal device (see
      tels(7)) for a client, then creating a login process which has the
      slave side of the Telnet pseudo-terminal as stdin, stdout, and stderr.
      telnetd manipulates the master side of the Telnet pseudo-terminal,
      implementing the TELNET protocol, and passing characters between the
      client and login process.

      NOTE: telnetd no longer uses pty(7) devices; instead it uses special
      devices created for TELNET sessions only. For a full description, see

      When a TELNET session is started up, telnetd sends TELNET options to
      the client side, indicating a willingness to do remote echo of
      characters, to suppress go ahead, and to receive terminal speed,
      terminal type, and authentication information from the remote client.
      If the remote client is willing, the remote terminal type is
      propagated in the environment of the created login process.  The
      Telnet pseudo-terminal allocated to the client is configured as a
      normal terminal with the exception of echoing characters (see tty(7)).

	   telnetd is willing to do: echo, binary, suppress go ahead, and
	   timing mark.

	   telnetd is willing to have the remote client do: binary, flow
	   control, terminal speed, terminal type, suppress go ahead, and

      The flow control option permits applications running on a remote host
      to toggle the flow control on the local host.  To toggle flow control
      for a telnet session programmatically, the application program must
      first call the tcgetattr function to get the current termios settings.
      For example,

	   tcgetattr(filedes, &&amp&amp&termios_p)

      Then, the c_iflag of the termios structure must have IXON set(reset)
      to enable(disable) flow control.

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      Finally, the tcsetattr function call can implement the change.  For

	   tcsetattr(filedes, TCSANOW, &&amp&amp&termios_p)

      To toggle the flow control interactively, the user can issue a stty
      command using the input options -ixon to disable, or ixon to enable
      flow control. (see stty(1)).

      The terminal speed option permits applications running on a remote
      host to obtain the terminal speed of the local host session using
      either ioctl or stty.

      By default, the telnet server provides remote execution facilities
      with authentication based on Kerberos V5.	 (See sis(5).)

      The telnet server also supports the TAC User ID (also known as the TAC
      Access Control System, or TACACS User ID) option, whereby users
      telneting to two or more consenting hosts may avoid going through a
      second login sequence.  See the -t option below.

      To start telnetd from the Internet daemon, the configuration file
      /etc/inetd.conf must contain an entry as follows:

	   telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd telnetd

      With this Kerberos version of telnetd, inetd can start telnetd with
      the following lines in /etc/inetd.conf.  See the -A and -a options

	   telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd telnetd -A


	   telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd telnetd -a valid

      telnet uses the same files as rlogin to verify participating systems
      and authorized users, hosts.equiv and .rhosts.  (See hosts.equiv(4)
      and the Managing Systems and Workgroups manual for configuration

      telnetd has the following options.

      -b  [bannerfile]	  Specify a file containing a custom banner.  This
			  option overrides the standard telnetd login
			  banner.  For example, to use /etc/issue as the
			  login banner, have inetd start telnetd with the
			  following lines in /etc/inetd.conf (\ provides
			  line continuation):

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			       telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd \
				    telnetd -b/etc/issue

			  If bannerfile is not specified, telnetd does not
			  print a login banner.

      -A		  Ensures that non-secure systems are denied access
			  to the server.  It overrides any value specified
			  with the -a option except when authmode is debug.
			  (See sis(5).)

      -a authmode	  Specifies what mode is to be used for Kerberos
			  authentication.  (See sis(5).) Values for authmode

			  debug	    Activates authentication debugging.

			  valid	    Default value.  Only allows connections
				    when the remote user can provide valid
				    Kerberos authentication information and
				    is authorized to access the specified

			  none	    Authentication information is not
				    required.  If no or insufficient
				    Kerberos authentication information is
				    provided, the login(1) program provides
				    the necessary user verification.

      -t		  Enable the TAC User ID option.

			  The system administrator can enable the TAC User
			  ID option on servers designated as participating
			  hosts by having inetd start telnetd with the -t
			  option in /etc/inetd.conf:

			  telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/telnetd
			  telnetd -t

			  In order for the TAC User ID option to work as
			  specified, the system administrator must assign to
			  all authorized users of the option the same login
			  name and unique user ID (UUID) on every
			  participating system to which they are allowed TAC
			  User ID access.  These same UUIDs should not be
			  assigned to non-authorized users.

			  Users cannot use the feature on systems where
			  their local and remote UUIDs differ, but they can
			  always use the normal telnet login sequence.
			  Also, there may be a potential security breach

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			  where a user with one UUID may be able to gain
			  entry to participating systems and accounts where
			  that UUID is assigned to someone else, unless the
			  above restrictions are followed.

			  A typical configuration may consist of one or more
			  secure front-end systems and a network of
			  participating hosts.	Users who have successfully
			  logged onto the front-end system may telnet
			  directly to any participating system without being
			  prompted for another login.

      If any error is encountered by telnetd in establishing the connection,
      an error message is returned through the connection, after which the
      connection is closed and the server exits.  Any errors generated by
      the login process or its descendents are passed through as ordinary

      Diagnostic messages displayed by telnetd are displayed below.
      Kerberos specific errors are listed in sis(5).

	   unable to allocate Telnet device

		The server was unable to obtain a Telnet pseudo-terminal for
		use with the login process.  Either all Telnet pseudo-
		terminals were in use or the telm driver has not been
		properly set up (see tels(7)).

		Next step: Check the tels and telm configuration of the host
		where telnetd is executing.

	   fork: No more processes

		telnetd was unable to fork a process to handle the incoming

		Next step: Wait a period of time and try again.	 If this
		message persists, the server's host may have runaway
		processes that are using all the entries in the process

	   /usr/bin/login: ...

		The login program could not be started via exec*() for the
		reason indicated (see exec(2)).

      The terminal type name received from the remote client is converted to

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      telnetd never sends TELNET go ahead commands.

      telnetd was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

      login(1), rlogin(1), stty(1), telnet(1), inetd(1M), inetsvcs_sec(1M),
      ioctl(2), hosts(4), inetd.conf(4), inetd.sec(4), services(4), sis(5),
      tels(7), tty(7).

      Managing Systems and Workgroups.

      DOD MIL_STD 1782.

      RFC 854 for the TELNET protocol specification.

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