Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30692
I cannot access my machine remotely vie ftp or telnet (xinetd)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:58 EDT
I have loaded the fisher beta as an update and as a new install and I am
unable to connect into the machine.
I installed as a default "workstation" and added xinetd, wu-ftpd, and
When i start xinetd the daemon starts up, but I am unable to connect.
using /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart, I still am unable to connect.
I went to the wolverine beta to upgrade xinetd and initscripts.
I have also edited /etc/hosts.allow to add ALL. The hosts.deny file has
[kzingler@d80-134 rpm]$ telnet localhost
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
the same occurs for telnet.
Access via telnet and ftp were enabled (or at least selected as enabled)
during the install process, with "high secutiry" selected.
I can ping the machine and get "10.80.2.134 is alive"
Did you enable the services? The firewall config just say that traffic to these
ports will get through, it doesn't install them.
I did not do anything specific to enable them (other than select them in the firewall selection of the main installation.
In 7.0, I only needed to install (rpm) xinetd (plus wu-ftpd and telnet-server) and then
start xinetd (/usr/bin/xinetd as root). Has that changed?
I also had these services working before I did the original upgrade (from 7.0 to beta), and they were non-functional after.
To enable them (all services except sshd (you shouldn't be using telnet)) are
now disabled by default, to increase security.
To enable telnet: "chkconfig telnet on", "service xinetd reload".
that fixed the problem. I didn't know of the change for this release. Thanks