Summary: can ping but cannot telnet into the box

From: Xu, Ying (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 10:29:35 CDT

Once again, I got more than a dozen replies to my question. Thank you all.

The general consensus is that telnetd was trying to perform a reverse lookup
of the incoming IP, but the DNS config on cdrom doesnt match our network.
It will eventually time out and give me login prompt.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xu, Ying
> Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 4:04 PM
> To: ''
> Subject: can ping but cannot telnet into the box
> HI, Managers,
> I have a ss20 running Solaris 7. My /var got corrupted and cannot be fsck
> manully. So I decided to restore it from the backup tape. I booted it
> from CDROM to run level 3. From my ss20, I can ping or telnet to other
> hosts, but other hosts can ping but cannot telnet to my box. It hangs at
> "Escape Character is '^]'". What might be the problem?
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Ying

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