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Configuring Telnet Service for Remote Access to a Router

To configure the router to accept Telnet as an access service, include the telnet statement at the [edit system services] hierarchy level:

[edit system services]telnet {<connection-limit limit>;<rate-limit limit>;}

By default, the router supports a limited number of simultaneous Telnet sessions and connection attempts per minute.

Optionally, you can include either or both of the following statements to change the defaults:

  • connection-limit limit—Maximum number of simultaneous connections (a value from 1 through 250). The default is 75.
  • rate-limit limit—Maximum number of connection attempts accepted per minute (a value from 1 through 250). The default is 150.

You cannot include the telnet statement on routers that run the JUNOS-FIPS software. We recommend that you do not use Telnet in a Common Criteria environment.


Published: 2010-04-26

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