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Kerberos FAQ, v2.0 (last modified 8/18/2000)
Section - 3.7. How come Kerberos rlogin works to a machine, but when I use Kerberos telnet I'm still asked for a password?

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The default for Kerberos telnet as shipped in the MIT distribution is to not
do authentication. You have to explicitly use the -a flag to request an
authenticated session.

If you are using -a and you still get a password prompt, the chances are
good that you're not talking to a Kerberos telnet daemon for some reason.

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