[Nottingham] Isn't this from 40 years ago? [Fwd: -- Sun Solaris Telnet Worm]

James Gilbert jamie.gilbert at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 20:48:23 GMT 2007

Tom Bird wrote:
> Martin wrote:
>> Folks,
>> Wow, this sounds like a blast from the past!
>> For other than internal debug work, I thought telnet had been long
>> abandoned to the naive days of old of open systems and no passwords...
>> I guess this is an example of how CERT or the CERT posting will be used
>> in statistics to claim that the whole of unix and linux are flawed.
> When you buy a sun box, they ship it with a preinstalled solaris 
> (you'd be crazy to use it in production but it's there) that has more 
> or less everything installed.  Including telnetd, activated, waiting...
Does anyone know why?


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