Telnet error

Vineesh U S Vineesh.US at
Thu Aug 30 17:28:35 EST 2001

Hi Mark Greed,
I installed RH7.0 on my machine.
and as told by you I tried to edit /etc/xinetd.d/telnet...............
but to my surprise I found that there was no files like telnet, ftp
etc.......... the only file I could see was linuxconf-web........... there
was no other files.........
also there is no files related related to this in /usr/sbin/ ie. in.* files
........ the only file starting with "in." was in.identd...........

Can you please figure out for me what is wrong? Is it that my installation
was not proper? Actually I installed RH7.0 from a CD I had obtained when I
purchased the Book "Complete Reference"

How do I go about this.

Don't ask me to reinstall 'coz I have tried it three times .... still I'm
always getting the same result...............

Expecting a quick response from you..........

Thanks and regards
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Greed" <reepy at>
To: <Vineesh.US at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 3:29 AM
Subject: Re: Telnet error

> On Tue, 28 Aug 2001 22:13:26 +0530,
> "Vineesh U S" <Vineesh.US at> may or may not have written:
> > Hi all,
> > I installed linus (Red hat 7.2) on my PC
> > now when I try to telnet ........ I'm getting this error
> > Connecting To not open a connection to host:
> > Connect failed
> >
> > what could be the problem?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Vineesh
> >
> Hi,
> I had the same problem and managed to fix it.
> If you are trying to connect to the RH72 machine with telnet then then:
> Make sure you can make a connection otherwise (eg ping), and then edit
> /etc/xinetd.d/telnet and set disable to no.
> And then you have to restart xinetd: killall -HUP xinetd ??? or something
> like that or just reboot.
> And make sure your settings are correct in hosts.(allow|deny)
> Good Luck.
> --
> Mark Greed
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