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Old 06-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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telnet - FAIL: telnet address from=


I'm trying to get telnetd working, so I can telnet to a machine. I changed the /etc/xinetd.d/telnetd file to the following:

service telnet
flags = REUSE
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
log_on_failure += USERID
disable = no

Then I restarted xinet and I was able to connect to telnetd, but it drops me with:

hplx0473 Kirk /local/home/kgruell $
-> telnet -l tripoli utah6063
Connected to utah6063.
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.

I do not have a /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny file, which I seen many references to with other posts. I do have a machine that telnetd is working, and I do not see a difference in their setup.

Thanks in advance,

Old 06-28-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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Found the problem...

In xinetd.conf I had to comment out the line:

# only_from = localhost


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