When I telnet or FTP to my RedHat 5.1 computer, I get the error
No directory: /home/hamlin!
Telnet and FTP then disconnect immediately.
Of course, the directory /home/hamlin actually does exist, and
it is owned by user hamlin, with 755 permissions. The
directory contains no .profile (or similar) files. The /etc/passwd
file has a valid entry for user 'hamlin'. There is no /etc/shadow
file. No other user can use telnet or FTP either.
I am able to use anonymous FTP, however. Also, I can use rsh.
Telnet and FTP have been working fine until two days ago.
I thought this problem was related to the new Linux Kernel
I installed three days ago, but going back to the old kernel (2.0.34-06)
didn't help. Telnet and FTP did work for one day after I installed
the new kernel. I can't think what changed.
Any suggestions on what to look for?