[CentOS] SME on CentOS, telnet and MySQL

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jun 24 13:49:25 UTC 2008

Michael wrote:
> After failing to install on two different machines that were running 
> Windows, I realized that one machine had a bad hard-drive, and the other 
> bad memory. So I've collected the good parts into one machine and 
> installed CentOS with SME. This was the fastest install of Linux I have 
> every seen, 15 minutes done, configured, and running, web and email 
> server. It is a very secure config, no GUI -- just a server.
> One problem: MySQL and Telnet can't be accessed remotely, ports not 
> open, allow/deny files, something. I've searched the internet and hacked 
> around for hours, can't get these services to work remotely.
> Anyone here have experience with the SME/e-smith admin tools?
> By default SME doesn't install Telnet on port 23, only ssh on port 22. 
> So I ran a yum install for telnet, manually started it. I get a response 
> from port 23, but connection refused.
> Mysql does come installed with SME, however local connections only. I 
> can run mysql client on the command line on the SME.CentOS server, 
> queries work fine, but not remotely.
> I am using Windows Vista as a  client workstation, Programmer Studio 
> (Whisper Technology) that requires a generic telnet server, and the 
> freeware version of Toad to connect to the MySQL server.
> Any help to weaken the security on SME to allow remote telnet and MySQL 
> connections will be very much appreciated!

SME server has their own lists for their products ... just keep in mind 
that since they have modified their products, information you get that 
is accurate for centos may not be accurate for SME server.

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