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Re: Fedora 7 telnet-server problem

Dan Koehler wrote:
> I am having an issue with the telnet-server for Fedora 7.  I set up 3
> machines with F7 in the last week, and followed the same procedure with
> all of them.  I installed telnet-server with the following procedure:
> yum install telnet-server
> edited the appropriate xinetd.d file to turn on telnet
> restarted xinetd
The second and third step can be done with "checkcfg telnet on".

> On the first two machines, telnet worked fine.  On the last install I
> did, I encountered a problem with the telnet-server.  When I try to
> telnet into this server, I get the following message:
> Trying
> Connected to
> Escape character is '^]'.
> getaddrinfo: localhost: Success
> Name or service not known: Illegal seek
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> I have never seen this error before.  It happens when I try to telnet to
> the machine from itself, as well.  What could cause this?  I can't seem
> to find much information about this problem.
> I do know about ssh and use that as well (ssh works on this machine),
> but I do need to have telnet working too.
> Thanks!
> Dan
DNS problem - xinetd by default does reverse-DNS checking. Take a
look at /etc/xinetd.conf to see the logging it does.


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