Stupid Telnet Question

Martin, Tim tim.martin at
Thu Jan 4 06:49:05 EST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Habbinga [mailto:erikhabbinga at] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 10:27 AM
> To: Martin, Tim
> Subject: Re: Stupid Telnet Question
> Tim,
>    Did you ever figure out how to get telnet to work with 
> ELDK 4.0?  I've run into the same problem.  I've heard it 
> will be fixed in ELDK 4.1,  but that's not out yet.
> Thanks!
> Erik


I did eventually solve it - but don't remember exactly what I did.

Here's my xinetd telnet configuration file (/etc/xinet.d/telnet):
# description: The telnet server serves telnet sessions; it uses \
#	unencrypted username/password pairs for authentication.
service telnet
	flags		= REUSE
	socket_type	= stream        
	wait		= no
	user		= root
	server		= /usr/sbin/in.telnetd
        server_args     = -L /bin/login
	log_on_failure	+= USERID
	disable		= no

And here's my bootup script (/etc/

/sbin/ifconfig lo


/bin/mount -n -t tmpfs tmpfs -o size=1M /tmp
mkdir /tmp/var
mkdir /tmp/var/log
mkdir /tmp/var/run
mkdir /tmp/dev

# mount /proc so "reboot" works
/bin/mount -n -t proc proc /proc

/usr/sbin/xinetd -stayalive -reuse -pidfile /tmp/

/etc/rc.makedev is just the ELDK 4.0 makedev script, slightly taylored
to my particular board.

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