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Date:      Tue, 8 Feb 2000 08:55:26 -0500 (EST)
From:      Zhihui Zhang <>
To:        Pat Waters <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Root Telnet?
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bf7244$24e84e50$>

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On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Pat Waters wrote:

> How does one go about allowing root to telnet into a FreeBSD server?
> Is it a similar concept to that of Linux where you would just rename the 
> /etc/securetty file?

This is dangerous.  But you can do so by editing lines in file /etc/ttys: 

ttyp0   none                    network secure
ttyp1   none                    network secure

(add secure after existing network) and then send HUP signal to the init
process to inform the changes. 


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