> Running RH6.2 on both desktop and laptop - 2.2.14-5.0
> The two machines can ping each other but not telnet or ftp. Both
> programs (telnet and ftp) have been installed. I don't know how to check
> if they are disabled. If I do a locate as root from /, I only get
> inetd.help files - no inetd.conf?
> I'd like to get stuck into setting up samba but thought I should first
> be able to telnet and ftp.
From this and later posts, it appears that you do not have a
file named /etc/inetd.conf on either of your systems. I am not
at all sure how you could have achieved that if you installed networking
support when you initially built the systems, but there you are.
It is not terribly easy to create this file from first principles; a much
easier way to do it is to copy it from another machine (or your
On my (6.1) systems, this stuff is supplied in an RPM file:
So. go to your cdrom, get it mounted, and look down into its
directory structure along this path:
The rpm file should be there. Install it, and you will get the
file, initialization files, manfiles, and the inetd daemon.
You should probably review your installation process, and the log it
generated, to see why this wasn't installed when you first built the system,
because there is a good chance that you won't have several other things
that will soon become essential.