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Old 04-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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Fedora Core Problems with Telnet Server

Guys Im running Fedora Core (new to linux not sure how to tell which Version it is) and im having problems getting a telnet server working.

Please no comments on how Telnets unsecure and SSH is better as im fully aware of this.

I have the telnet service installed and running. And when on the actual box i can open a telnet connection to localhost. So i know the service is running and working.

I am also able to see using netstat that its listening on port 23 as it should be.

I have checked both my hosts.allow and hosts.deny file for anything fishy but they are both empty.

but when i try to connect from a machine on the LAN i get the "connection could not be failed." message.

Any help with this problem would be really apprecaited.

Old 04-15-2007, 01:51 PM   #2
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There could be multiple way of checking :

1. Try connecting telnet from the host itself using the ip of the system ( not localhost or 127. ). If that fails then you telnet does not working on system main IP.

2. Try checking the port is open from a different host .

3. Using tools like ethereal check does your host replies to traffic of telnet..


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