[nSLUG] Switched to Fibreop, telnet backdoor on Bell router

Dale Renton drenton at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 12:19:52 AST 2014

I'm in Moncton with FibreOP and telnet isn't open.

Actiontec Model : R1000H
Firmware : 33.120L.06


On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:34 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had intended to put the Atom box into service as router, but it
> had a motherboard problem, with presence of a good
> PS/2 keyboard preventing it from booting (I know, odd).
> In the end I went with the Asus router and Asus-wrt Merlin
> firmware discussed in many broadband forums, etc.,
> on the web, as it supports VLAN tag.  It is a good alternative
> and works for my needs.
> I notice when I nmap scan for telnet around my IP range,
> I'm seeing only about 27% have a port 23 open.  Perhaps some
> IPs are not allocated, or have some other router from Bell.
> I've asked a couple of people I know with FibreOP to test
> their telnet vulnerability.  They have the same Actiontec
> router I was given and yet telnet isn't open.  Mystery as
> to why.
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