I have a strange problem. Slackware 2.0.30 kernel. From some accounts I have on this machine, I can telnet into itself fine, others connect, then immediately disconnect, as if a wrapper denied entrance. But why should it care if I am telnetting in from the account 'test' or the account 'mud'. test can get in, mud cannot. The reason this concerns me is that I have software that telnets into the machine automatically and runs a linux program automatically. The softwear, when telnetting in, is denied access, instantly drops connection. When I run telnet manually, and go in, it works. Using my program to telnet into my account at work, it works... seems it's being picky and denying whoever if feels like. I added ALL: ALL to hosts.allow... didnt do anything. Any ideas? Any hints?