Telnet/FTP cant find home dir

Telnet/FTP cant find home dir

Post by roo » Sun, 13 Sep 1998 04:00:00

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?

Griff Hamlin


1. cant telnet to home PC pt.2

Hi All,

I still cant telnet to my home PC from work.My office PC is behind
a corporate firewall. Does that make a difference? I can ping my home
PC, but not telnet into it.
Reviewing my /var/log/messages
I find out that my telnet sessions are being denied:
Dec 10 18:21:15 bellatlantic kernel: Packet log: input DENY ppp0 PROTO=6 13 L=48 S=0x00 I=27698 F=0x4000 T=104 SYN (#2)
Dec 10 18:21:18 bellatlantic kernel: Packet log: input DENY ppp0 PROTO=6 13 L=48 S=0x00 I=27954 F=0x4000 T=104 SYN

What is causing my telnet atempts to be denied? It seems to me that
my attempts to telnet to home PC are being denied.My /etc/hosts.allow
is set to all and /etc/hosts.deny is blank.
I am running telnet on my home PC. The output of fuser -vn tcp 23

                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
23/tcp               root        578 f....  inetd  

Any and all help would be appreciated.


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