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# 1  
Old 07-30-2001

I am having a strange problem...
I am trying to telnet into my Solaris m/c But it gives "Connection Closed "
Same with rlogin and rsh
But I can Login into ftp or do a finger to that m/c.
I have no hosts.allow or hosts.deny entries .
And also have one hostname in my local m/c .
Can anybody help me out with this.
# 2  
Old 07-30-2001
you may want to check /etc/inetd.conf first.
are those services (telent, login...) available?

# 3  
Old 07-31-2001
I think so its available . I mean its not commented in the inetd.conf file.
This is wat i get
% telnet rms
Connected to rms.
Escape character is '^]'.

SunOS 5.8

Connection closed by foreign host

# 4  
Old 07-31-2001
Looks like you or your host not allow to telnet that machine

1. check your loginname is on local password file if this machine is using local passwd. Or NIS passowrd file...etc.

2. does any user.allow or user.deny files on /etc?


# 5  
Old 08-01-2001
Yes, you can see that inetd.conf is OK by your post.

The problem could also be that the IP address does not resolve to the host name and your machine is configured to disallow telnet from clients without a proper DNS IP to name entry.

Just a thought....

Also, you might check to see if your telnetd server is running identd and if so, in what configuration.....
# 6  
Old 08-01-2001
Neo ,
I am not able to understand wat u want to say in ur last sentence
The user is local with no .allow or .deny entries in it.

And also giving telnet connects to the m/c .But just b4 the login prompt it says "Connection Closed".So i do not think there is a name resolution prob here

# 7  
Old 08-01-2001
are you trying to login as ROOT?
are you trying to login as a nonprivilaged user?

if as root, then,
2 things...
1) look in the remote systems /etc/default/login
you should see CONSOLE=/dev/console place a # sign before this line....this line will prevent root to login remotely.

if you want rlogin to work then you must have a .rhosts file with the name of the other systems in your .rhosts file....(this should be on both systems invovled.)
this is not recommended bc you can rlogin without passwd.

i hope this helpsSmilie
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