Quote:> I am trying to establish a mini LAN with a router connected
> to internet. I have three machines connected to router. All the
> machines are able to connect to internet. I have linux on two of them
> and a windows machine. I am able to ping each of the other machine
> with respective IP address. But the problem is i am not able to
> connect to the linux machines using telnet from windows machine, even
> though xinetd server [telnet server ] is running. nmap reports telnet
> port to be open. But connection is not getting established. I would
> like to know the exact reason for the problem.
Can't help you, unless it's the router that blocks telnet, or a firewall
on the Windows machines?
The use of telnet is discouraged, these days, for security reasons.
If you want to exchange files between Win and Linux without to much
hassle, I'd suggest 2 solutions:
1. Create a Win share, and access it from Konqueror using smb://win_pc as
address. No install required, in a lot of distro's.
2. Get WinSCP somewhere. It will allow you to exchange files in much the
same way as ftp, but using the secure ssh/scp protocol. Again, no config
Solution 1 will use allmost the complete bandwidth. Solution 2 is slow,
about 1.8MB/s in a 100Mb/s LAN, instead of 10MB/s.
Beyond that, you can define SMB shares in Linux, for the more regular
exchanges. In SUSE, Yast will do the config for you.
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.