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problem with telnet access

A redhat 5.1 has been installed together with apache server. And I try to telnet to this linux system from Other Workstations. Case 1: telnet the ip address and I get the linux version and user login prompt. Then I try to log in as root with correct password but fail. Case 2: telnet the domain name but fail to connect.
System config files like
206.222.333.22 www myweb
ALL: .need.com

pls show me if anything is missing.
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You can't logon us root without editin config files you can logon us user then use su to become root

In that file there are the termials root is allowed to
login from.

But it is not reccommended to change it.  
Create a normal user and use
when you need to do root access stuff


Due to Security reason Red Hat Linux does not provide root login from workstations.
You login as normal user first then

su - root

Enter password .
 Now u have root privileges.

2.  U try hostname and domainname commands on ur system. If these r not set properly,
     use these commands to set them.
     Then try telnet
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