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telnet on linux

I have a linux box at work and I could telnet to the outside world. However, when I tried to telnet from the outside world back to it, I got the following error.

"telnet: Unable to conect to remote host: Connection Refused"


Can anyone help?
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qtruong
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li0nCommented:
your comp at work must have a diff telnet port.. or it's been closed..
you can telnet from that computer couse you dont need to have a telnet port open to make a telnet..
the only way for you to telnet to you'r comp at work.. is to open a telnet port..
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antoziCommented:
How do you open the telnet port?
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sreeramkrCommented:
check out whether telnet has been disabled(is in teh /etc area. just grep for telnet in etc area. I have forgotten teh particular file). if the telnet option is commented, uncomment it and give a init 3 command or please reboot the system.

u have linuxconf to configure telnet ports etc.. i hope thru this u can open telnet port if it is closed.
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nommerCommented:
you are not giving enought information.
is your computer in a local lan.. with access to the out side world.
possible problem..

is there a fire wall setup.???

NEInfo...

nommer.
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patowicCommented:
Are you even running telnetd on your home linux box?

you can manually start it by typing, as root, /usb/sbin/in.telnetd

THEN try to connect to it from outside...

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efedorovCommented:
Well, not enough info, but if your linux box has ip addr from private scope like 10.9.8.7 (another words your linux box not trully on internet),then first you have to set connection to your lan dial-up or VPN and get through an authentication, then over that connection you can telnet your linux box. I assumed that your telnet port is opened and your firewall not an obsticale for tcp connection on port 23.
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vipulguptaCommented:
1) Goto /etc/
2) edit hosts.allow file and uncomment this line

in.telnetd: ALL: ALLOW

This should allow access to anyone

Make sure telnet daemon is runnin

Good Luck
-Vipul Gupta
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vipulguptaCommented:
1) Goto /etc/
2) edit hosts.allow file and uncomment this line

in.telnetd: ALL: ALLOW

This should allow access to anyone

Make sure telnet daemon is runnin

Good Luck
-Vipul Gupta
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qtruongAuthor Commented:
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