Bug 30692 - I cannot access my machine remotely vie ftp or telnet (xinetd)
I cannot access my machine remotely vie ftp or telnet (xinetd)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-05 15:41 EST by Kurt Zingler
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-05 18:19:08 EST
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Description Kurt Zingler 2001-03-05 15:41:41 EST
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.
No help.

I have also edited /etc/hosts.allow to add ALL.  The hosts.deny file has 
only comments.

[kzingler@d80-134 rpm]$ telnet localhost
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
[kzingler@d80-134 rpm]$ 

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.
Comment 1 Kurt Zingler 2001-03-05 16:23:10 EST
I can ping the machine and get " is alive"
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-03-05 16:57:30 EST
Did you enable the services? The firewall config just say that traffic to these
ports will get through, it doesn't install them.
Comment 3 Kurt Zingler 2001-03-05 18:19:04 EST
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.
Comment 4 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-03-05 18:30:09 EST
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".
Comment 5 Kurt Zingler 2001-03-05 18:42:07 EST
that fixed the problem.  I didn't know of the change for this release.  Thanks

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