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Re: [bug-inetutils] Problems with telnetd in inetutils-1.9.4

From: Michael Brunnbauer
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Problems with telnetd in inetutils-1.9.4
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:49:38 +0200
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Hello Alfred,

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 04:46:58AM -0400, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>     inetd[24051]: cannot execute /usr/libexec/telnetd: Bad address
> [...]
>    Is this a bug in telnetd?
> Possibly, can you attach gdb to telnetd and see what happens?

Sorry but my question refers to the problem of getting a "Password:" prompt
instead of a "login:" prompt with telnetd from inetutils-1.9.4. The "Bad 
address" problem was solved by upgrading inetd.

>  Do you
> know if it works with a older version of inetutils?  Can you execute
> the telnetd binary directly?  

Yes. I can call the old binary as "telnetd --help" and get a help message.
The old telnetd binary from inetutils-1.9.1 works flawlessly with the inetd
from inetutils-1.9.4. The "Bad address" occurs when using inetd from 


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