[fw-wiz] ftp requires rtelnet?

C.K. Lung clung@hotmail.com
Sun, 24 Sep 2000 20:28:40 -0400


A ftp server is setup on AIX v4.3.2 behind a firewall.  Therefore we setup a
rule to allow incoming traffic as "source destination ftp accept".  But the
ftp administrator comes and requests to change the rule to "source
destination ftp/rtelnet (port 107) accept".  He explains that without
rtelnet, users cannot change their passwords.

Being unfamiliar with AIX or Unix, your comments are appreciated.

1) Is it necessary to use telnet to change a password on ftp server?
2) Why rtelnet, not telnet?

Thanks,