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Old 04-10-2001, 07:30 PM   #1
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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

No luck.

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....
 
Old 04-14-2001, 06:22 PM   #2
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What happens if you type 'telnet localhost' on the Red Hat box?
 
Old 04-14-2001, 06:30 PM   #3
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I managed to figure out what the problem was.
Being the fool I am, I did not have the Telnet daemon running on my Red Hat box. I thought (foolishly) that it was installed by default.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.
 
Old 07-01-2001, 08:53 PM   #4
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telnet daemon

how did u start the telnet daemon?
 
Old 07-02-2001, 10:26 AM   #5
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Yup, From Red Hat 7.0 release, they started being more security conscious and don't activate telnetd by default if you choose any security level other than "none".
 
Old 07-02-2001, 12:41 PM   #6
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I made sure it was uncommentd in the /etc/services file.

I did not have to make any changes to /etc/rc.d files.
 
Old 08-16-2001, 05:03 PM   #7
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telnetting

I can telnet into my Linux box now...

What do I need up and running so that I can telnet out from Linux.

when I try...
> telnet somehost.somedomain.sometld

....I get...
bash: telnet: command not found

I seem to have telnet installed, if I do a `rpm -qi telnet` I get a description of the package. Aside from the telnet server and daemon is there some sort of telnet client I need?

Thanks,

Big Bad Ben Nicolas
 
  


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