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I don't have the firewall turned on on my 192.168.0.30 or 192.168.0.4 windows PCs .
Are you refering to some kind of default firewall on my linux PC (192.168.0.20). I haven't deliberately turned on a firewall on my linux PC. If it turns on by default (after a standard SERVER install), how do you disable it?
I agree that ssh is more secure, and is encrypted and is far superior to telnet, and all that, but this is a test/play PC and I am determined to get TELNET to work. Once I've solved the TELNET mystery I will then go on and try ssh, etc. I've already had a lot of success playing with the Apache web server, but this TELNET thing has really got me foxed.
I've tried all the obvious things like checking that disable=no in /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
and even tried restarting the service inetd with: "service xinetd restart"
I can't see what I could possibly be doing wrong.
Are there any experts out there with any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
>> well if the telnet server is running via xinetd,
>> then what does the /etc/xinetd.d/telnetd file say?
Hmmm, I'm too much of a newbie to know exactly what that question means. I only mentioned that I've checked that disable=no in /etc/xinetd.d/telnet , because another site mentioned it.
I don't have a telnetd file in /etc/xinetd.d/ as you suggest. I do however have a telnet file in that directory, and it looks like this:
[root@servo xinetd.d]# more telnet
# default: on
# description: The telnet server serves telnet sessions; it uses \
# unencrypted username/password pairs for authentication.
disable = no
flags = REUSE
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
log_on_failure += USERID
Does that give you any clue about my TELNET problems?