Linux box on the LAN

Ian Skosan [AST] Ian.Skosan at ast.co.za
Tue Oct 30 21:46:36 PST 2001


Thanks again guy my ftp and telnet is working now.
> Besides telling you not to use telnet, *coughs* insecure *coughs*, and
> start using ssh, I have use ssh before but telnet wiil be okay for
this app. 
The Novell network I still have to attend but a bit later on. 
Ian. 
> 
> Besides telling you not to use telnet, *coughs* insecure *coughs*, and
> start using ssh, the reason why there isn't a inted.conf file anymore
> because RH 7.1 uses xinetd now. So go to /etc/xinetd.d/ and take a
look
> at wu-ftpd and the telnet file, and change disable = yes, to disable =
no,
> then reload xinetd by doing /etc/init.d/xinetd
> 
> Edward Pinski
> 
> > 
> > Thanks guys I got my Internet, Exchange mail , and local intranet to
> > work. The Novell network I still have to do but a bit later on.
> > With RH 7.1 theres no /etc/inetd.conf file but a /etc/initlog.conf
file.
> > When I telnet and ftp, connection is still refused. If someone can
just
> > tell me where to find the file it will help. 
> > 
> > Thankyou 
> > Ian.F
> > 
> > 
> > DHCP just requires that u use DHCP under netconf, 
> > 
> > xConfig mode x(o) Manual ( ) Dhcp ( ) Bootp 
> > 
> > Think about it :)
> > 
> > Edward Pinski
> > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > What setting do I have to configure in netconf to see the
network? I
> > can
> > > > already ping the DNS server and people
> > > > can ping me but can,t FTP or Telnet in. I,am using RH 7.1 with
no
> > > > firewall.
> > > 
> > > I don't know in exactly which box you enter what using netconf,
but
> > here's
> > > a couple ideas:
> > > 
> > > 1) IF you mean that you can't telnet or FTP to Internet sites, the
> > problem
> > > is probably that you don't have a gateway defined. Somewhere in
> > netconf
> > > there'll be a box that says Gateway or Router, and in that you
have to
> > put
> > > the right address, which is USUALLY 192.168.0.254 but that's not
at
> > all
> > > guaranteed. Ask your network manager.
> > > 
> > > 2) IF you mean that you want people to telnet to your box, do
this:
> > > 
> > > To get FTPD and TELNETD going, run setup instead of netconf and
look
> > under
> > > "system services". I don't remember if they have entries of their
own;
> > > they're usually started by INETD or XINETD. Make sure one of the
> > latter
> > > two is running (INETD is a bit easier to start).
> > > 
> > > There's a file /etc/inetd.conf which lists all the things people
are
> > > allowed to do. Make sure ftpd & telnetd are ON in that list (ie,
make
> > sure
> > > there isn't a # character at the beginning).
> > > 
> > > Also, FTPD & TELNETD open the door for security worries. Make sure
> > > everybody has sensible passwords, and set up the host access files
> > > /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny. Also think about using
ipchains
> > or
> > > iptables. This will get to be a big job quickly.
> > > 
> > > 3) On to other stuff:
> > > 
> > > > 1.Exchange mail server.
> > > 
> > > Don't know anything about this, sorry.
> > > 
> > > > 2. Novell network - file sharing what type fram do I have to
use?.
> > > 
> > > NCP. There's a kernel entry under "Network file systems" that has
to
> > be
> > > configured.
> > > 
> > > > 3. Where do I put the IP addres of the proxy server that give
you
> > > > access to the outside world?
> > > 
> > > Assuming you mean a web proxy, it goes in Mozilla or Netscape
under
> > the
> > > "advanced settings".
> > > 
> > > > 4. DHCP server.
> > > 
> > > No idea.
> > > 
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