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Old 02-16-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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FC6 telnet server error: Name or service not known: Illegal seek

I've installed the telnet server .RPM that comes with FC6. However, if anybody tries to telnet into the server (including if I try to telnet in as non-root to I get the following:

[rylan@StefanLinux ~]$ telnet
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
getaddrinfo: localhost: Success
Name or service not known: Illegal seek
Connection closed by foreign host.
[rylan@StefanLinux ~]$

I. e. comes up via xinetd, but how can I solver the Name or service unknown error so I can actually telnet into my system? IPtables and SELinux is disabled - I can't find a reference to this "name or service unknown" error for telnet anywhere on the net...

How can I solve this?

Old 02-17-2007, 06:54 AM   #2
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:39 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Lenard View Post
The link is not useful for solving the problem.
Check the /etc/hosts file, make sure there is an entry for your machine name other than localhost. I have two entries as follows: localhost.localdomain localhost kc@compag

where kc@compag is my host name and is the IP of my host
Note that kc@compag should be the HOSTNAME in /etc/sysconfig/network.

Last edited by kcmok; 11-13-2008 at 02:12 AM. Reason: add new info
Old 08-30-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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Thanks kcmok... Its working...



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