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- Join Date
- Jun 2007
please help! with incoming telnet, snoopd and auto login!!@!@
i am trying to set up my old bbs under linux. i have it setup where it will run if the
user telnets in and logs in as user bbs. however, i want it to automatically run the
bbs when someone telnets, and it tells me (supposedly) how to. in the linux docs for
the bbs it tells me this, as if it were running ttysnoop (not ttysnoops for kernel 2.6)
telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetsnoopd
now please take note that i have not found an in.telnetsnoopd on my system. since you
know ttysnoop you may know something about this. i am not a linux hacker or anything,
but my guess is that the in.telnetd would be repplaced with ttysnoops
* socket login /bbs/mystic/runbbs
echo -e "\033(U"
login bbs TERM=linux
now i am not super smart here but my guess is that the inetd.conf will have it run
in.telnetsnoopd (which is the same as in.telnetd my guess but with snooping
capabilities?) and then in.telnetsnoopd will grab the info from /etc/snooptab and run
/bbs/mystic/runbbs therefore logging in as user bbs and running the bbs, making it able
for me to snoop on the running BBS as someone is logged into the system as bbs running
/bbs/runbbs as the shell?..
for some reason though, when i replaced the in.telnetd with /sbin/ttysnoops i get an
upward few beeps and it says:
cant bind server socket (/var/spool/ttysnoop/1)
i have checked my /var/spool and there is not a ttysnoop directory.
basically, what i am trying to do is have my system automatically log in as user BBS
when someone telnets in and from there run the runbbs.bat executable file, which runs
i have tried configurations in inetd.conf such as
in.telnetd -L /bbs/mystic/mystic
which works great, when someone telnets in it runs /bbs/mystic/mystic and they get the
bbs, but the problem here is that /bbs/mystic is being run as user root and also I am
unable to snoop on what is going on because there is actually no user "logged in" to
please, any insight would be great.
if i dont even have to use ttysnoop to be able to have my system login as user bbs and
run user bbs' shell then that would be great, but i would really like to have the
ability to snoop.
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
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