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Problems trying to telnet to HP-UX 11.11

BenKennedy
Occasional Contributor

Problems trying to telnet to HP-UX 11.11

I have an old rp5470 box that has been sitting on a shelf for a few years.  

 

I decided I'd like to try and use it as an Ignite-UX server, however I'm having some problems being able to telnet.  

 

I was able to connect via a console cable and redid the networking and I'm able to ping it, but when I try and telnet I get a connection refused message.

 

Are there any general things that can cause this? Maybe a service not running or something.  I'm not too familiar with HP-UX, so thanks for any help

 

-Ben

2 REPLIES
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Problems trying to telnet to HP-UX 11.11

Have you looked at /etc/inetd.conf and inetd(1m) to see if telnet is listed?

BenKennedy
Occasional Contributor

Re: Problems trying to telnet to HP-UX 11.11

Thanks for the quick response.  It turned out to be quite a dumb issue.

 

After checking inetd.conf and saw telnet listed, I ran a netstat -an command to see if port 23 was listening, which it was.

 

For grins, I tried unplugging the network cables and was still able to ping the ip address.  It turned out someone else was trying to use the same previously unused ip_address at the same time.

 

I used set_parms ip_address to change the address to something else that was indeed unused and was able to connect just fine.