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Old 02-26-2006, 05:55 AM   #1
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Question Problem in telnet


Hi folks...

I m using a RH 9 machine and kept it as a server... I hv connected it to one more system, on which i m using Windows 2000 Server family...

The point is that i want to login remotely through telnet... But i m getting the following error message:-

telnet: unable to connect to remote host

I hv already started the telnet service on my RH9 m/c using the following procedure:-

On GNOME desktop i hv selected startmenu first then, system settings -> server -> services

then i hv checked both telnet & xinetd..., then restarted my m/c...

But i m unable to access the remote m/c which i m using, though both the machines r pinging each other...

What might be the problem? Plz help me out...

Sanu..
 
Old 02-26-2006, 06:26 AM   #2
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I would honestly ditch telnet since it's unsecure as everything is passed through plain text. If you do a packet dump, you will see what I mean. Instead, run sshd and just ssh (use putty or SecureCRT) to log into your redhat box.

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Old 02-26-2006, 06:27 AM   #3
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A firewall is the most probable cause. But you should really read this post before continuing: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=388664
 
Old 02-26-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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Well...

Security is not a big issue for me...

I just want to know wat would be the problem and how can it be solved?

I ll be thankfull if u can help me to sort this out..
 
Old 02-26-2006, 06:32 AM   #5
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If any of your machines is connected to the Internet, security is an issue.

As I said, the problem most likely is a firewall that is blocking the connection. (for a good reason!)
 
Old 02-26-2006, 06:42 AM   #6
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No... My system is not connected to internet.. So i m not worried about security...

But the thing on which i m worried is that wat ll be the reason that i m not getting the connection through telnet... ? Even, since i hv not connected it to internet, so there is no question of enabling firewall...

But wat is the reason that telnet is refusing to connect?
 
Old 02-26-2006, 06:45 AM   #7
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Well, you can always use nmap to scout if the port realy is open and if anything is listening.
 
  


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