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Telnet server not responding on Solaris despite being added in inetd.conf

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Hi

I have the following line in my Solaris 10's  inetd.conf & have done
"kill -HUP inetd_pid"
telnet    stream  tcp6    nowait  root    /usr/sbin/in.telnetd    in.telnetd

I needed this urgently just for Swine flu contingency.

However, on this same Solaris server, when I tried
"telnet localhost"   or  from a PC  "telnet Sun_server",  it gave

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused (on Unix)
Could not open connection to the host, on port 23: Connect failed (in MSDOS)


On that Solaris 10 server,
netstat -a |grep ":23"    returned nothing
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Yes, for Unix it's  . preceding the port while for MSDOS it's :

But it's still not working.  I need to get the telnet server up.

Where's this hosts.allow/deny file?
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hosts.allow :
ALL:    localhost
sshd:   ALL
sendmail: ALL


hosts.deny :
ALL:    ALL



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Blu is spot on :

"inetadm -e telnet"  solves it
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