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Old 07-27-2001
Not on System Console; Connection to host lost.

hi all,
When I telnet my W2k machine to my Solaris8 machine, after typing my login name and password prompt, I get the following msg immediately.
Not on System Console.
Connection to host lost.
The 2 machines are connected on the same kingston workgroup hub. Can someone pls help?
# 2  
Old 07-27-2001

You're not trying to log in as root, are you? Most of the time, "root" cannot log in from places other than the console... even then some setups may not even allow you to log in at the console. Be one with the sudo and the su commands... They are your friends...

Just a guess, but given my limited SunOS/Solaris knowledge, that'd be my first guess...

# 3  
Old 07-27-2001
can you telnet from your W2k to your Sun box???
if you cant' then you have a problem with your telnet setup in which case you should check your /etc/services file for Telnet services and then do a #ps -ef |grep telnet and look for a process called in.telnetd ...but if you can then i would try this>>>

well the first thing i would check is to see if the CONSOLE line in the /etc/default/login is commented out or not.

# vi /etc/default/login


is the line you are looking for and you would want to put a # sign in front of it.


this will allow connection to the box from remote locations.
this line tells the system that you must login at the console
# 4  
Old 07-27-2001
Yes, root can't telnet into the SunOS 5.8 box until the line
CONSOLE=/dev/console is commented out.
Thanks for all the input.
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