Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


can't telnet to server by garwain
Posted: 1 May 02

If you try to telnet to your server and get the error message:
Could not open a connection to host: Connect failed

the most likely problem is that the telnet server is not running. This FAQ will tell you how to start the in.telnetd daemon under xinetd.

log in as root and go into the /etc/xinetd.d folder and modify the file telnet

change the line
disabled = yes
disable = no

then run the command
/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

Back to Linux (server) FAQ Index
Back to Linux (server) Forum

My Archive

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close