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still problems in linx telnet

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
first of all thanks to all those who responded to my question last week.
my problem is still unsolved. after setting "disable = no" in /etc/xinetd.d/telnet my computer has started telnet to its own ip address but if i try to telnet to my other computer whose ip address is it shows "trying........." and after few minutes it fails in connecting.
1-i have installed linux 7.2 on my both computers.
2-the ip addresses are and
Question by:sumsam

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hi susmam,
      u need to check the status by the command line
ps -aux , check to see is Telnet running? U need to creat an account before allowing telneting.Or u must use the root
account and passwd.I have no problems with my experience in telneting via win9x box or linux to linux box.NOt a problem at all.IF not , u try the ping command first to see if it accepts packeting .iF these isnt working , u had basic connection problems.Remember to SET firewall OFF before u try anything.

      If this is working fine, then u need to set the LMHOST by using a text editing environment or the pico editor.Then copy one to HOSTs too remember to reboot your PC , linux OS need to also to get the eth0 updated.

hope its helps !

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heskyttberg earned 100 total points
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Comment for ken_330:
Telnet service is run from xinetd so he won't se any telnet services when dong ps -aux.

First of all I would do this:
Edit /etc/xinetd.d/telnet and make sure 'disable = no' on both computers.

After you made that change you need to do this on both computers:
/etc/init.d/xinetd reload

Now you should be able to telnet to from and to from

/Hans - Erik Skyttberg

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One more comment consider using ssh instead if you plan on allowing external access to any of your RH computers.

/Hans - Erik Skyttberg
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pjedmond earned 100 total points
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I'm presuming that you mean RedHat 7.2

Best place to go to find out exactly what's going on with the receipt of the connection on your machine is to have a look at the log files:

/var/log/telnet (or similar)

Remember that the connection could be failing due to a number of things.

1. Physical connectivity - Can you ping the other PC (both ways)?

2. Firewall restrictions? Are you using ipchains/tables?

3. xinetd - configuration?

4. telnet daemon itself? Can you telnet to the PC from itself, using localhost?

Hopefully the above will help you locate the fault.

All the best:)


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