SUMMARY: telnet problem

From: Sun Liu <>
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 20:03:24 EDT
I was asked (by the board manager?) to repost the
summary together with the original post.  Sorry for
the confusion.

Thanks for 

Mark Cohen <>
Martin kesson" <>

Suggestions include to check hosts.allow file, check
file permission for in.telnetd, check the "CONSOLE="
line in /etc/default/login , check telent entry in
inetd.conf .  They are all checked fine.

Both SRISHYLA and Mark asked whether I HUP inetd.  I
thought I did, with /etc/rc2.d/S69inet stop/start . 
Well, it turned out that must be something else. 
After doing kill -HUP inetd_pid , everything is fine.
(actually I omitted the -HUP flag, then I had to
reboot to get back the inetd process ^.^ )

Thanks for all kind help,

Original posting: 
Tue, 8 May 2001 17:18:33 -0700 (PDT) 

I am setting up an Ultra 5 running Solaris 7 Server
with the Recommended Patch pack for Solaris 7.  I can
ftp into it, but when telnet to it, I got:

> telnet localhost
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection

inetd is apparently running since I can ftp to it.  I
have triple checked that the following are true:

> grep telnet /etc/services
telnet          23/tcp
> grep telnet /etc/inetd.conf
telnet  stream  tcp     nowait  root   
/usr/sbin/in.telnetd    in.telnetd

the command 

netstat -a | grep LIST

showed ftp is listening, while telnet is not listening
at all.

I found out /usr/sbin/in.telnetd was created when I
installed the patches (while /usr/sbin/in.ftpd was
created at the default date of Oct 6, 1998), so I
copied in.telnetd from the Solaris 7 Server CD again. 
But after restarting inetd, telnet still does not

tcp_wrapper was just compiled.  It works with ftp and

I need to get this machine working as soon as
possible.  Please	help!  Send email and I will
summarize to the list.



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