Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions

telnet is not working

Posted on 2008-10-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
We have AIX server 5.3 level TL 8 . Whenever we telnet this server getting following error message
and failing to telnet and ssh is working
telnetd: /bin/login: No such file or directory
Connection closed.
Could anybody help me
Question by:rammaghenthar
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Michael Worsham
ID: 22710861
Check to see under /etc/passwd for the user you are trying to login with if their shell is pointing to /bin/login. If so, change it to the basic shell (/bin/sh) and see if that corrects the problem.

Author Comment

ID: 22710924
[130]# ls -l /bin/login
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     security         13 Oct 13 21:36 /bin/login -> /usr/sbin/tsm
[1]# ls -l /usr/sbin/tsm
/usr/sbin/tsm not found
LVL 68

Assisted Solution

woolmilkporc earned 400 total points
ID: 22710957
check whether bos.rte.security is installed.
This package contains /usr/sbin/tsm.
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

LVL 68

Assisted Solution

woolmilkporc earned 400 total points
ID: 22711207
There is also an apar concerning problems in bos.rte.security related to /usr/sbin/tsm:
Please check it here:

Accepted Solution

rammaghenthar earned 0 total points
ID: 22711557
[0]# lslpp -l bos.rte.security
  Fileset                      Level  State      Description
Path: /usr/lib/objrepos
  bos.rte.security  COMMITTED  Base Security Function

Path: /etc/objrepos
  bos.rte.security  COMMITTED  Base Security Function

LVL 68

Expert Comment

ID: 22711938
Since /usr/sbin/tsm is part of bos.rte.security and tsm is not found, you'll have to reinstall the package  or recover tsm from backup.
Use 'overwrite same or newer versions: yes' when reinstalling via smit.
I hope reinstall will work, because bos.rte.security is tightly coupled with bos.rte.
Try 'preview only: yes' first!

Author Comment

ID: 22717607
Hi  woolmilkporc ji
           I believe you mean is bos.rte.securtiy fileset I need to install ? which  version of bos.rte.security pack need to install ?or whole telnet pack need to install ? or IZ19034 APAR need to install ?
LVL 68

Assisted Solution

woolmilkporc earned 400 total points
ID: 22718629
Hi rammaghenthar,
if you can' t recover /usr/sbin/tsm, perhaps from another machine with bos.rte.security installed or from a backup, you should reinstall bos.rte.security.5.3.8 (if you really have TL 8 running) with the above precautions. It's a bit strange that your lslpp says you had bos.rte.security.,
because TL8 contains bos.rte.security.5.3.8.
What does 'oslevel -s' say?
What 'instfix -i | grep ML' ? If you can't find 5300-08_AIX_ML here,  enter
'oslevel -rl 5300-08'
It's possible that you will have to re-run your update for TL8, but let's first look at the output of the above commands. Please post it, including the output of 'oslevel -qr'.
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

dfke earned 100 total points
ID: 22728964
Also, the location for telnetd is /usr/sbin/telnetd. If telnetd is moved to another location, modify the inetd.conf accordingly. Check /etc/inetd.conf.

The minimal inetd.conf contents to make telnetd work:
telnet  stream  tcp6    nowait  root    /usr/sbin/telnetd      telnetd -a

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
In tuning file systems on the Solaris Operating System, changing some parameters of a file system usually destroys the data on it. For instance, changing the cache segment block size in the volume of a T3 requires that you delete the existing volu…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question