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Linux Telnet Failing

Last Modified: 2010-03-18

I cannot get telnet working on a RedHat 9.0 system.  Here is the error message:

Connecting To not open connection to the host, on port 23
 Connect failed

Here is my telnet file contents:

# default: on
# description: The telnet server serves telnet sessions; it uses \
#      unencrypted username/password pairs for authentication.
service telnet
      disable            = no
      flags            = REUSE
      socket_type      = stream        
      wait            = no
      user            = root
      server            = /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
      log_on_failure      += USERID

Firewall is off, so port 23 is open.

any help would be appreciated.
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