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Hi everyone,

I am really frustrated.  I have a RH Linux box 7.x, which is running SSH.  I have been trying to get data off this box using ssh from my local machine (cygwin), but I'm getting nowhere.  I'm entering my username/password correctly, but it won't accept it, it keeps prompting me for a password.

So now, I'm trying to get telnet/ftp to work on this box.  I've gone into /etc/xinetd.d/telnet and /etc/xinetd.d/wu-ftpd to turn on these.  They already have disable=no on them, yet when I stop/restart xinetd, neither telnet nor ftp works.  I've tried disabling and shutting off ssh, but even though the service shuts down, I still can't get telnet/ftp to work or ssh when it's on.

I need to get data off, and I'm very frustrated.  Can someone please help me?
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First of all is the RedHat box running a firewall? That would be the default in 7.x and would keep you from being able to connect to it. Can you ping the box by IP? Can the RH system ping your PC?

To disable the firewall do '/etc/init.d/ipchains stop' and if you want to keep the firewall from stating at the next boot also do 'chkconfig --level 2345 ipchains stop'. If this is 7.2 you'll also want to disable IPtables with 'chkconfig --level 2345 ipchains off'

SSH should work "out of the box" in 7.x as long as you have a compatible client. On a windows box I've found that putty (free) works very well (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/)
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