Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Post by santa19992 » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 13:05:34


Installed fedora, can't telnet from PC?. I complete installed. What
will be the reason?. I can't see telnet file under /etc/xinetd.d
Directory?. Even I did stop iptables service (service iptables stop),
to allow incoming telnet session, samething. I am getting this message
"could not open connection to host on port 23, Connection failed".
Thanks in advance.
 
 
 

Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Post by Paul Blac » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 15:37:24


Since I have the telnet file it sounds like you didn't install the
telnet server. Are you sure you did a complete install?

Could always trying putting putty on your Windows machine and using ssh
instead?

Paul

 
 
 

Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Post by Bob Tennen » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 21:36:14


> Installed fedora, can't telnet from PC?. I complete installed. What
> will be the reason?.

First, you shouldn't be using telnet, which is an insecure protocol;
switch to ssh. But the same issues may arise with ssh: have you
(installed and) started the sshd server? Distributions no longer
start up everything by default; you have to decide which services
you want running.

Bob T.
 
 
 

Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Post by Spyro Poly » Sat, 13 Nov 2004 12:51:11


If you are dead set on using telnet, edit that telnet file you saw under
/etc/xinet.d/ and change the bit where it says disabled=yes to no, then
restart xinetd, /etc/init.d/xinetd restart, then type netstat -pant and
look for the daemon listening on port 23, if its there telnet away, if
you still cant access it, then make sure you have no firewall blocking
that port..
 
 
 

Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Post by santa19992 » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 12:42:13

I can't see /etc/xinetd.d/telnet file at all. Also I inserted the
cd-rom and tried to install again, but it shows all packages, I am
wondering how this telnet is missing?.

How can I know whether firewall blocking that port or not?. Please let
me know the command for that.

Thanks.
 
 
 

Installed Fedora, can't telnet from PC into Fedora machine?

Post by Spyro Poly » Tue, 16 Nov 2004 15:25:08


This then means that you *dont actually* have the telnet-server package
installed.

Do you *actually* need to use telnet specifically, why dont you use ssh?

look on the cd's for a telnet-server package, or type at the command
line# yum install telnet-server

then edit the file /etc/xinet.d/telnet and change disabled from yes to
no. (eg.. follow my previous instructions)


For the firewall, type iptables -L and look if it has an entry for port
23 and if the rule is set to drop or accept. `man iptables` for more info