Fedora Core Telnet, Rlogin and Ftp Server Configuration.



Fedora Core Telnet, Rlogin and Ftp Server Configuration.


   Setup and configure Remote Server on fedora core Linux, the step by step configuration focus on configure the Telnet, Rlogin and Ftp server.


Configure Telnet server


The step by step process of telnet server installation and configuration.


1. Insert and mount the Fedora installation cd rom or dvd.


[root@fedora ~]# mount /dev/cdrom


2. Go to the RPM directory.


[root@fedora ~]# cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS


3. Find the telnet installation package, and execute command below to start the installation process.


[root@fedora ~]# rpm –Uhv telnet-server-0.17-20.i386.rpm


4. Umount and the cd rom.


[root@fedora ~]# cd /

[root@fedora ~]# umount /dev/cdrom


Auto start telnet server.


Execute the command below to make sure that the telnet server is automatically start upon the boot up of your Fedora server.


[root@fedora ~]# /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 telnet on


Confirmation of automatic start


[root@fedora ~]# /sbin/chkconfig --list telnet


Test the connection to telnet server


Execute command below to connect to your telnet server, please change the ip address to your telnet server address.


[root@fedora ~]# telnet


Red Hat Linux release 7.2 (Enigma)

Kernel 2.4.7-10 on an i686

login: kimura



Last login: Fri May 17 15:07:38 on :0

[kimura@RedHatA kimura]$


Other setting


[root@fedora ~]# vi /etc/securetty





[root@fedora ~]# less /etc/issue.net

Red Hat Linux release 7.2 (Enigma)

Kernel \r on an \m




Rlogin Installation


[root@fedora ~]# mount /dev/cdrom

[root@fedora ~]# cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS

[root@fedora ~]# rpm –Uhv rsh-server-0.17-5.i386.rpm

[root@fedora ~]# cd /

[root@fedora ~]# umount /dev/cdrom


Setting of automatic start


[root@fedora ~]# /sbin/chkconfig rlogin on

[root@fedora ~]# /sbin/chkconfig --list rlogin //Confirmation of automatic start


Execution of rlogin


[root@fedora ~]# rlogin


FTP Server (File Transfer Protocol)




[root@fedora ~]# mount /dev/cdrom

[root@fedora ~]# cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS

[root@fedora ~]# rpm –Uhv wu-ftpd-2.6.2-5.i386.rpm

[root@fedora ~]# cd /

[root@fedora ~]# umount /dev/cdrom


Setting of automatic start


[root@fedora ~]# /sbin/chkconfig wu-ftpd on

[root@fedora ~]# /sbin/chkconfig --list wu-ftpd /

[root@fedora ~]# man ftpaccess


Configuration file Ftpaccess


[root@fedora ~]# less /etc/ftpaccess


deny-uid %-99 %65534- //User who prohibits access,/etc/passwd, 0~99 65534-65535

deny-gid %-99 %65534-  //Group which prohibits access,/etc/group,

allow-uid ftp

allow-gid ftp


guestgroup ftpchroot  //Specification of guest group

// The root directory is changed to the home directory

// Ftpchroot does not exist in initialization

// Example of /etc/group 

// ftpchroot:x:1000:kimura

// Group ID of ftpchroot adds user kimura as 1000


class all real,guest,anonymous *     

//Specification of user class)

//real (Real user), guest (User who belongs to guest group), anonymous(Anonymous user)

// * (Host's address and domain name)


email root@localhost

loginfails 5     

// Frequency by which log in can be retried

// The server cuts the connection when failing in log in five times


readme README* login  

// readme File name Timing by which content of file is output   

readme README* cwd=*   

// Immediately after login, All directories


message /welcome.msg login

message .message cwd=*


compress yes all   

tar yes all

// Compression by compress,

// The permission of the archive by tar is specified for the class


chmod no guest,anonymous  //Guest group,Anonymous user

delete no anonymous

overwrite no anonymous

rename no anonymous


log transfers anonymous,guest,real inbound,outbound 

// Forwarding, Direction of forwarding, It is both in default


shutdown /etc/shutmsg   

// Specification of file which describes shutdown schedule

// It is possible automatically to make, and to delete with ftpshut and ftprestart


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1 comment


many thanks

i was having trouble configuring telnet on Fedora Core 2. Using your instructions, i configured it successfully, many thanks. Keep the good work.