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Old 07-26-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy No firewall rules, still can't connect to localhost

I am not sure if this topic belongs here, but I am having a problem.

I am trying to set up a Samba server, but when I run smbclient -L localhost I get an error:

Error connecting to (Connection refused)
Connection to localhost failed

I also can not telnet on port 23 to localhost.

I have turned off iptables, and the problem consists. I can telnet to other ports such as 53. Can anyone help me figure out this problem?
Old 07-26-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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Can you at least ping localhost?
#ping localhost
Old 07-26-2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by gizza23
Can you at least ping localhost?
#ping localhost
[root@Odin ~]# ping localhost
PING localhost ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from Odin ( icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.594 ms
64 bytes from Odin ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.601 ms
64 bytes from Odin ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.607 ms

Yes, I can even telnet in on some common ports like 53 (DNS) using localhost as the name.
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Also check the /etc/hosts.deny of the host your trying to connect too. If it has ALL:ALL in it you will need an entry in the /etc/hosts.allow file to allow you connecting host's ip address or the network ipaddress range:

# /etc/hosts.allow

Assuming you have a network, just change it to your real network ipaddress range


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