Re: Telnet

Matthew A Brodycz (
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:51:17 -0600

Maybe I am missing the same thing.

6675 ? S 0:07 in.telnetd
6706 ? S 0:07 in.telnetd
6813 ? S 0:06 in.telnetd
7495 p1 S 0:00 grep -e telnetd

my hosts.allow hosts.deny all work because I use em to block other hosts
on the net.
my build 2.0.36
and at one point in its life it was Slackware.
I can only telnet into the machine, however the machine has no connection
to the internet.
maybe the person is forgetting to add the x in ps -ax, cause without it I
don't see any telnet info

On Tue, 9 Mar 1999 21:39:31 -0700 "Bret Mills" <> writes:
>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
>>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
>>the older daemons are traditionally named in.SOMETHINGd and it takes
>>moment before I can figure out why e.g. /etc/hosts.deny isn't working
>>I think it should.
>>Now, if you telnet to the box, then enter 'ps ax | grep telnetd' and
>>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
>>some content!
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