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Telnet not working

Super Advisor

Telnet not working

One of our Tru64 server crashed over the couple days and now up and running and found that video card is bad. But meanwhile found that telnet doesn't work. How can we restart telnet to work?

Thanks for your time!
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Telnet not working


The telnet daemon (telnetd) is usually run from inetd.

Take a look at /etc/inetd.conf and make sure it's not disabled there.

Hope this helps,


Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Telnet not working

"doesn't work" is not a useful problem
description. What, exactly, are you doing,
and what, exactly, happens when you do it?
A transcript showing actual commands with
actual error messages can be more useful than
vague descriptions.
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Telnet not working

Just check if daemon is running,second see status of port 23
telnet <> 23
to see if port is working.
Need more information what error u getting etc...
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Super Advisor

Re: Telnet not working

Sorry Guys, for not giving the details. Thank you for all your time.

I couldn't duplicate it now as it is running now and I didn't save the error, but I do remember is I couldn't telnet hostname as connection closed. When couldn't login via telnet then I did ssh and was trying to restart telnet daemon. I don't remember how to restart telnet daemon on Tru64? Thats what I was looking for help from u guys.

Finally "kill -HUP 1663", the pid for the inetd process which forces it to read the inetd.conf and restart. The inetd process must have glitched on the reboot.