Telnet

I have setup Macmillian's Mandrake 6.5 and my telnet isnt working.  When I do a port scan from a client computer is says a telnet port (23) is there but when I try to telnet in it hangs for a will then says no connection made or something to that effect. Like telnet isnt available.
rmhoganAsked:
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rmhoganAuthor Commented:
Help!
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edicomCommented:
what s your /etc/inetd.conf saying? (cat /etc/inetd.conf)?
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gruseCommented:
Try "telnet <IP-Address>" instead of "telnet <hostname>". If your DNS-lookup is broken, your computer won't be able to resolve the hostname into an IP-address. To check your DNS server, try "nslookup" and enter the hostname of your telnet server. If it can't be resolved, that's where your problem lies.
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sheraprCommented:
Are you trying to telnet as ROOT?  If yes that would be the problem, root cant telnet.
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edicomCommented:
Well actually root could telnet provided you modify your /etc/securetty file adding ttypXX to it.
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rmhoganAuthor Commented:
No Im not trying to telnet as root.  Juat a regular user.  If I ever get in will go to su to administer the server.  

"Connection to host lost" is the error I get.

Please email me directly if you have some time to help me.

PhatMatt(at)gte.net
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EatEmAndSmileCommented:
The DNS issue reported above should be the cause of your problem. Pay attention to it.
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edicomCommented:
Well we found out the problem this morning, checking /var/log/secure it was just the telnet-server package from mandrake wasn t installed.
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gruseCommented:
Huh? Was inetd hanging an port 23 and trying to start a non-existent telnetd?
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edicomCommented:
yep
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gruseCommented:
OK, thanks.
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rmhoganAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help
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