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I am not able to telnet on nntp port

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Hi Experts,

I am using debian linux.
I have installed nntp and cnews using apt-get command.

I am not able to telnet into port 119 of nntp.I am able to telnet on port 25 so there is no any problem in telnet.
Also I have done it but suddenly now I am not able to do it.
I have checked /etc/services, /etc/inetd.conf. also

Plz, I require the immediate answer.

Thank you.
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Question by:nimvpatel
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pablouruguay earned 43 total points
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check firewall

iptables -L

if you filter, u need to open the port 119

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Is your nntp server running? You wrote that you checked services and inetd.conf, but are you sure that it's really running? It's possible that you start it, but that it does for whatever reason.
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by:greg14unix
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0. Make sure all config files are setup the way that they are needed
1. Check the firewall (see pablouruguay's post)
2. Check to see if the news daemon is actually running
          the 'ps aux' command should list all running processes on your server
3. Check to see if your server is listening on port 119
          the 'netstat -l' command should list all listening ports on your server

If news is not firewalled and the nntp processes are running and listening on port 119, you should check your logs for application failures.
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