Re: Telnet

Bret Mills (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 21:39:31 -0700

Are you logging in as root ??
I'm running Slackware with upgraded kernel 2.0.36 as well and when I do a
"ps" command I see the "in.telentd" as one of the Process's running.
Maybe I missed something in a previous message.
Good luck Bret

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark H. Wood <>
To: Mark A. Swope <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 06, 1999 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: Telnet

>On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Mark A. Swope wrote:
>> Okay, I'm really not familiar with this from
>> the admin side. I'm running a Slackware
>> distribution upgraded to kernel 2.0.36.
>> When I type "telnet localhost" I get
>> a login screen and can log back into
>> my computer.
>> I can't find telnetd running anywhere
>> though. What's allowing me to do this?
>Everybody has been dancing around this question. If you are looking for
>a process running 'telnetd' you likely won't find one. Look in
>/etc/inetd.conf and I think you'll see that Telnet connections are
>configured to run 'in.telnetd'. From time to time I forget that many of
>the older daemons are traditionally named in.SOMETHINGd and it takes a
>moment before I can figure out why e.g. /etc/hosts.deny isn't working as
>I think it should.
>Now, if you telnet to the box, then enter 'ps ax | grep telnetd' and you
>only see your own grep command, then something is seriously weird,
>because a line containing 'in.telnetd' is also a line containing
>'telnetd'. But you didn't say how you are searching for the daemon.
>Mark H. Wood, radical centrist
>Charlie, put down that Glitter Glue -- it's time to show the audience
>some content!
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