Change the Solaris telnet banner

Posted September 15, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in Solaris security

The default banner displayed during a telnet login contains the Solaris version which can be useful to a potential attacker.


Create a plain text file called /etc/default/telnetd which contains a line such as:

BANNER="Unauthorized access prohibited\n\n"

The \n characters encode blank lines.

 

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Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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