I've been searching for the answer to this but all I find is "It doesn't work".

I am a new, yes. I am still a student and i still learn about it. I am happy to break my OS and format it many times if it comes to that but restrictions of ANY kind on my OS enrage me. I want to be able to break stuff if I want, then learn how I broke it and how to fix it.

I want the safety locks off.

Please tell me how to create admin account as a duplicate root account for telnet and disable root login over network.



Well, the safety locks are there for a purpose, and you may learn more by studying why the locks are there in the first place. Having said that:

  1. Give user administration permissions:

    Inexperienced users: don't do this. You will break your system.

    sudo usermod -u 0 [username]

  2. Disable telnet login for a particular user, without disabling local login: Open a terminal (Ctr + Alt + T) and enter sudo nano /etc/hosts.deny. Enter your password when asked, and press enter. At the end of the file, add the line in.telnetd username@hostIP, replacing hostIP with the IP address of the computer that you don't want user username to login from.

  • "Inexperienced users: don't do this. You will break your system." Not if you create a new user first ;) – Rinzwind Feb 25 '15 at 7:52
  • what is the change in the /etc/hosts.deny ?? can you tell me the steps for make it. please.. – gabriel wambrauw Feb 25 '15 at 9:11
  • @gabrielwambrauw I edited the question. – Jos Feb 25 '15 at 9:15
  • and how about the server is linux and the client is windows..? how to solved this case? – gabriel wambrauw Feb 25 '15 at 12:06
  • The changes I describe are made on the server. The client just follows the protocol, its OS is irrelevant. – Jos Feb 25 '15 at 12:08

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