[svlug] can't login to RH 7.1
duperron at charter.net
Sat Jan 5 14:29:02 PST 2002
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2002 at 12:20:47PM -0600, Vince Duperron wrote:
> > Hello;
> > Just finished a firewall install of Redhat 7.1. The first thing I
> > want to be able to to is login to the box to finish up the box.
> > I can't login via ssh, telnet or serial. I have checked, sshd is running,
> > xinitd is running (and the telnet service is chkconfig'd on) and I
> > have placed a getty in the /etc/inittab file to listen for incoming
> > serial connections. The file /etc/nologin doesn't exist. What is
> > the trick!
> > Vince
> If you enabled firewall in install process then ssh is blocked unless you
> explicitly allow ssh in.
> Check if the firewall is blocking any ports.
> ipchains -nL or
> iptables -nL
> You can disable firewall in startup scripts to be able to cnnect to the
> system and configure it. Be carefull if the box is across town...
> telnet has nothing to do with ssh. Disable it!
Thanks for the advice. Gdm was hosing up the serial port, turned
it off and I can login to the serial port.
I agree with you that telnet should not be enabled on a firewall box.
I was just looking for a way in, any way in! Now I can take my time
and get things config'd.
Have a nice weekend
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