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telnet question (closed)

I have just installed FreeBSD 8.1 as a VMWare host and can establish ipv4 connectivity to the instance and telnet through the virtual console. I have also uncommented the /etc/inetd.conf lines

telnet  stream  tcp nowait  root    /usr/libexec/telnetd    telnetd
telnet  stream  tcp6    nowait  root    /usr/libexec/telnetd    telnetd

When I login without telnet via new virtual console terminals with login: root and password the default of empty, the login is accepted.

However, when I login remotely via telnet, I am prompted exactly the same as before, except for an additional first line that reads (freebsd.westell.com) (pts/0). I use the same login of root as before but get login incorrect message. What is missing here to successfully login to a telnet session?

For example, root is the only user currently, am I missing adduser?