telnet is not working

Posted on 2008-10-14
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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
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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.

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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
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woolmilkporc earned 1600 total points
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check whether bos.rte.security is installed.
This package contains /usr/sbin/tsm.
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woolmilkporc earned 1600 total points
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There is also an apar concerning problems in bos.rte.security related to /usr/sbin/tsm:
Please check it here:

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rammaghenthar earned 0 total points
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[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

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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!

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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 ?
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woolmilkporc earned 1600 total points
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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'.
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dfke earned 400 total points
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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

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