5.1 & telnet

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Fri Feb 6 19:40:59 PST 2004

On Sat, 7 Feb 2004 02:40, Darryl Hoar wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have tried to get putty configured to access my 5.1 release box using
> SSH.  No joy, and I'm quite tired of trying.
> I tried to enable telnet on my 5.1 box.  Uncommented inetd.conf line, and
> verified that the services line was in place.   I tried to connect to the
> box
> with telnet and got a connection refused.  Even rebooted the box with the
> same result.
> I am accessing this box on my internal network, and my firewall blocks
> the telnet port, so I'm not worried about outside access.  So, telnet will
> get me by for now.
> Any ideas what's wrong ?

You do realise that both ssh and telnet connections targeting 'root'
are refused by default?


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