Disabling telnet in AIX or VIOS

Feb 12, 2021

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Disabling telnet, and ftp for that matter,  is a very common procedure because of their inherit security flaw(s).

In a nutshell it requires commenting them out in /etc/services by putting a # in front of the corresponding line.

Then update inetd by running refresh -s inetd.

So I put together this quick little video to demonstrate. In this one it happens to be on a VIOS.