[CentOS] SME on CentOS, telnet and MySQL

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Tue Jun 24 14:09:14 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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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I have found that with SME support, more than 60% of the standard stuff 
is managed by SME itself, so it could be best to ask this on their forum?


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Rudi Ahlers
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