Setting postfix i cannot getting telnet on local

Asked by ram on 2011-11-30

Dear Team,
i am trying to telnet on local machine with port 25 and i am getting following message please help me for solution

root@mail:~# telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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telnetting as root is a really bad idea for security. Telnet has zero security so anyone can harvest your packets and get your root password. I strongly advise you do NOT telnet as root as well as disable the root account if you have enabled it.

Is the telnet service running. Can you also give the output of:

ps -ef | grep teln; cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a

Thanks

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ram (w-ram) said :
#2

this is out put of
ps -ef | grep teln; cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a

root 9472 9270 0 08:22 pts/1 00:00:00 grep teln
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04"
Linux mail 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 12:47:45 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#3

Please note your Ubuntu release 8.04 is not more supported...

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#4

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PostfixBasicSetupHowto

Maybe you also need imap access so install and configure dovecot-* related packages

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/telnet-localhost-problem-29108/

Also ensure telnet is running with:

sudo service telnetd status

Use TAB to complete telnetd as it may just be telnet, why not use SSH? It is secured with encryption, rather than telnet where everything is sent in cleartext....

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