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Old 07-29-2003, 07:51 AM   #1
gabsfedor
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telnet closing connections


Hi,

I am having a problem using telnet on a Redhat 7.2. The service is running, but when I try using it , I get the user and password prompt, but after that the connection close. Any ideas. This happens with every user not just root. Thanks
 
Old 07-29-2003, 08:04 AM   #2
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It's probably dening you access for some reason (PAM, hosts.deny, etc). To figure this out, take a look at /var/log/secure and /var/log/messages immediately after a telnet failure. The last lines in one of these two log files should indicate why you are being kicked off immediately.

Also, this may sound rediculous- humor me. Can you verify that the user you are logging in with has a valid shell in /etc/passwd? If it is something like /bin/false, it will explain why telnet boots you out immediately.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 08:33 AM   #3
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I don't think it's a problem with the shell as I can ssh to the system. Thanks for the advice I will check those logs as soon as I get to work
 
  


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