deny.hosts does not work in blocking anything
I'm running fedora redhat and I'm trying to test my hosts.deny file.
I've opened up a connection on : port 143 with this command for netcat
nc -p 143 -l
This creates a pseudo server that I then try to connect to from a remote host.
Now I have set hosts.deny to --> ALL : ALL
and hosts.allow to --> ALL: LOCAL
However everytime I try to connect to port 143 it lets me login when it should be denying me access?
I thought Fedora would have support for hosts.deny even on a basic install? What is wrong here?