Logging in to 386/ix via telnet over, TCP/IP

Jack F. Vogel jackv at turnkey.gryphon.COM
Thu Oct 5 23:21:02 AEST 1989

In article <2316 at uceng.UC.EDU> dmocsny at uceng.UC.EDU (daniel mocsny) writes:
[ flowery introduction deleted....]

>I now bask in riches, yet my heart cannot rejoice freely. For alas!
>Though I can telnet to the very ends of the earth, the ends of the
>earth cannot telnet back to me. My machine hastens to answer the
>distant calls with login: and password: prompts, but though remoteuser
>types them with the diligence of the most faithful scribe, my machine
>can only rasp the reply "login incorrect".
I have not actually used or installed ISC's TCP so I am not sure how it
comes configured out of the box, however it sounds to me like perhaps
it is not configured to run the telnetd, especially since you say that
rlogin and ftp work. Check the file /etc/inetd.conf to see what is and
isn't commented out. The only other possibility that occurs to me, is 
that they have added some other default file somewhere which either
allows or prohibits remote logins, check in /etc/default to see if any
TCP/IP related files have been installed there.

Good Luck,

Disclaimer: IMHO only.

Jack F. Vogel			jackv at seas.ucla.edu
AIX Technical Support	              - or -
Locus Computing Corp.		jackv at ifs.umich.edu

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