Okay, here is yet another Telnet mystery.......
I am currently running Red Hat 7.0 and Mandrake 7.2. After setting up my network, I can easily telnet from Red Hat machine into Mandrake box. I have checked the hosts.allow, hosts.deny, rc5.d file, rc3.d file, xinetd.conf file (noticed that Mandrake is using inetd.conf while Red Hat is using xinetd.conf)and also made sure that the /etc/services file did not have telnet #'ed out. I canno't telnet from Mandrake into Red Hat! I am thinking this is because of using both inetd and xinetd on two systems in same LAN. I did read that xinetd should not be used at this point but I thought this may simply be a preference of the author.
Anyway, I created following line in inetd.conf on Red Hat machine to try and synch with Mandrake inetd.conf:
telnet stream tcp nowait /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetd
At this point I am ready to take Red Hat off and install someting else. If anyone knows what may be wrong, please enlighten me.
Thanks in advance for any help....