October 31st, 2001, 10:04 PM
help with telnet
ok i found a web site that had some good info on using the telnet.it said to as follows
HOST:they said to put in webedit.orst.edu
ok after i do this it connects but it asks me for a login and password,well i tryed
but then it said "not a system consel"
then it dissconnects
so what am i doing wrong and how do i get a password that works
October 31st, 2001, 11:55 PM
I would recommend calling the sys-admin and asking them to give you an account that works.
The answer to the what you are doing wrong part is that you are trying to telnet into a box using root. Can't do it bro. (At least on current *NIX versions by default.)
BTW, you might want to take a look at notaclue's post titled "Where to start" to point you in the right direction and so that you don't get in over your head.
Hope this helps.
November 1st, 2001, 10:36 AM
Do you actually have an account on this or is it just something you're trying to get in to?
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November 1st, 2001, 08:43 PM
Try guest with no password or with guest as the password as well.
November 1st, 2001, 10:52 PM
well this site was placed in the links of a hacking site so i assumed that this is a hacking site but now i realize its not so just forget my quistion cause it deales with hacking
November 2nd, 2001, 12:48 AM
some wargames sites will give hints as to what starting username/passwd can be used.
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November 3rd, 2001, 07:13 PM
Since u seem new to telnet, goto www.pulltheplug.com, this is a wargames server.
Root is the highest level you can get on a Win2k/WinNT/UNIX/LINUX system, you probably wont be able to remotly access root without hacking the system or if the admin has allowed it, usually u have to be there at the system to get root access.even if u could they wouldnt possibly be daft enough to have the password that simple, try the username and the password as "Guest".
hope this helps
oh yeah and dont try Root again, wont work
November 4th, 2001, 08:10 PM
telnet to drill.hackerslab.org and you will e given instructions on how to log in to that wargame.
November 5th, 2001, 09:47 PM
The reason you probably can't login as root is due to a security entry perhaps in the .profile which won't allow root to login except at the main console. It may not allow a /dev/tty login, only /dev/console. Hope this makes since.
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