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Old 05-27-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
flamah
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Angry people cant telnet in


Hi i have set up my linux box - and is all working fine (thanks to the very kind people on this site) except for one problem - i need to allow people from the outside world to telnet to my box.

they have the correct ip address (for host)
they have the corrrect port number

however when they try and connect they get...

telnet: connect to address <ip address> : No route to host

any ideas?

p.s - i have allowed incoming telnet connections in my firewall - done by -

gnome menu => system settings => security level
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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can you telnet to your own box? Try bringing up a command prompt and telnet'ing your own IP address. If you cannot, then you may want to check to see if you have a telnet daemon running (many distro do not default to having telnet running, but most do have a ssh daemon running, which is a workable solution for most).

Good luck...
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:04 PM   #3
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Re: people cant telnet in

Quote:
Originally posted by flamah
telnet: connect to address <ip address> : No route to host
Your not giving them your internal IP by chance are you (ie: 192. 10. 172.)?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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any reason you are using telnet over ssh? i think it is safe to say ssh is more secure than telnet

also, can you give some more details on what they are typing in etc... i tried to replicate your error, but could not get the same message you posted
 
Old 05-30-2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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1) yes i can telnet 2 myself
2) no i am not giving my internal ip
3) i am running an eggdrop bot (which doesnt support ssh) so telnet is my ownly option
4) they are using the windows telnet problem
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:03 AM   #6
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so what now?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:53 AM   #7
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go with ssh. safer. faster. easier to type
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:54 AM   #8
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yes but ppl need 2 telnet to an eggdrop bot - which doesnt support ssh
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:53 AM   #9
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have you tried to have the client system run a trace route to your IP address to see how far it gets before it fails? Does it get to your router? Does it get past your router?
 
  


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