Bug 43567 - cannot telnet out of 7.1 machine
Summary: cannot telnet out of 7.1 machine
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: telnet   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-05 16:43 UTC by John P Rogate
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-12 14:48:17 UTC
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Description John P Rogate 2001-06-05 16:43:11 UTC
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Description of problem:
new red hat 7.1 installation.  able to telnet into machine fine.  except 
for the red hat machine itself...cannot telnet out to any machine (by name 
or ip address).  can ping any machine by its name or ip address, but when 
trying to telnet out get "no route to host message".  similar machine 
running 7.0 has no problem.  network card running fine, netscape running 
fine, ping running fine, network parameters set up fine.  default search 
hosts, dns.  person in office next door having similar issue.  we give 
up!  any clues?  basically cannot telent to any machine other than the 
local machine (but can telnet in fine).

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  telnet
2.  open hostname (or ip)
3.  no route to host message

Actual Results:  still cannot telnet out...though can ping to the machine.

Expected Results:  login prompt from remote machine

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-06-05 21:06:26 UTC
I, too, have this problem. I telnet out and get a message that I am connected to 
the host machine, it sits for several seconds, and then says that the 
remote host closes the connection. I am never asked to logon...


Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2001-06-06 09:19:23 UTC
kumquat@sover.net: This sounds like /etc/hosts.allow is denying your 
connection. You may check /var/log/secure and /var/log/messages.

Comment 3 John P Rogate 2001-06-12 14:48:12 UTC
this has absolutely nothing to do with hosts.allow....

like i said...i can telnet to the machine from anywhere (in the world).  cannot 
telnet out to anywhere (in the world).  can telnet out from any other machine.

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2001-06-18 13:12:04 UTC
No problems here. Are you sure you do not have any firewall settings on 
your local machines? ipchains -L ???
$ sudo rpm -ivh 
$ telnet hamburg
Connected to hamburg.stuttgart.redhat.com (
Escape character is '^]'.
Red Hat Linux release 7.0.91 (Wolverine)
Kernel 2.4.5-0.2.9 on an i686

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