Re: telnet to my machine (cont)
Manuel Arenaz Silva wrote:
> Jim McCloskey wrote:
> > Hello, Manuel:
> >  If you simply install the telnetd package, the daemon, I believe,
> > will start running. If you reboot, it certainly will. So install
> > it with:
> > dpkg --install
> > or:
> > apt-get install telnetd
> > and you should be fine.
> >  The daemon is started in the file /etc/init.d/ which calls
> > /usr/sbin/intetd (but obviously the program has to be installed on
> > the system before inetd can start it).
> I have installed telnetd via "dpkg --install" and, after that, I have
> rebooted the machine. Nevertheless, the daemon was not started.
You are not going to see it until you telnet in. It is started by inetd
> What else do I have to
> configure in order to set up the telnet service? I have checked through
> the HOWTOs but I could not find any clue.
You're almost there. Honest.
You should have a line like this in /etc/inetd.conf:
telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd
If it is in there, and not commented out, you should already be able to
telnet in at this point. If it's commented, uncomment it, then do a
/etc/init.d/netbase restart [would 'reload' work just as well here,
and you should be ready.