the telnet scenario was really just a test to see if inetd would work for another service, as it wouldn't work for ftp in my live environment. I took the server offline and networked up my laptop with the server, to see if i could establish a telnet session. Which i could not. Also the strange thing in this test is that i could ping the server from my laptop, but the server could not ping my laptop.
i checked ipchains but its just setup with the default accept everything rules. i cant see what was preventing it from pinging the laptop.
i checked the /etc/inetd.conf file and ftp is enabled and so was telnet for my test, but nothing doing.
there is an ftpaccess file that I think was being utilised as well through
in.ftpd -l -a and I changed it to just log incase there was something in the ftpaccess file that was causing the problem, but this didn't help.
hence i am not sure what is going on.
Last edited by bya; 01-13-2004 at 07:38 PM.