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5.331. telnet

Updated telnet packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Telnet is a popular protocol for logging in to remote systems over the Internet. The telnet-server package includes a telnet service that supports remote logins into the host machine. The telnet service is disabled by default.

Bug Fix

Prior to this update, the telnetd daemon did not reuse previously created entries in the /var/run/utmp file. Consequently, /var/run/utmp grew and contained empty entries, eventually causing various other problems. With this update, telnetd has been fixed to reuse entries in /var/run/utmp and behave like other programs which use this file, thus preventing this bug.
All users of telnet are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.