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Re: [SLUG] cant telnet

On Tue, 2002-02-19 at 20:33, henry wrote:
> Dear Sirs:
> Tks for your instruction.
> I use slackware.
> I get msg "/etc/hosts.allow          missing separator ":" at line 1 " by
> typing  "tail /var/log/syslog"
> And there is only  one line :            in hosts.allow


Firstly, can you please ensure that you only reply to the list and not
to me personally.  This keeps the whole 'mailing list' idea alive and

Second, I would check the syntax of hosts.allow (man hosts.allow). Its
been a long time since I used it (ssh/xinetd took its place) but I know
you're missing something

I would also make the suggestion that telnet is an insecure tool for
remote access and should be used with caution.  Consider using ssh in
its place.


Tony Green <tgreen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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