SUMMARY: Inbound telnet problem

From: Ho-Sung Song (
Date: Wed Apr 16 1997 - 19:34:14 CDT

This list is really great. My respect goes to all of members
helping each other. I haven't yet received my original asking
e-mail from the list(maybe because of unstable TCP/IP connection
of our site ?), but I've already received 8 answers(I suppose
much more haven't arrived yet due to the network unstability).

Great thanks to the responders:

Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>
"Mike Salehi" <> (Mark A. Baldwin)
Greg Ward <>
Craig Singer <>
Rahul Roy <roy@bluestone.COM>
Bob Woodward <> (Sanjay Srivastava)

and many other responders whose answers haven't arrived yet. :)

* The question was:

Due to some corruption of device special file entries, I can't login
through network to a Solaris 2.5.1 SPARC as follows.

# telnet some.ip.address
Trying xx.xx.xx.xx ...
Connected to xx.xx.xx.xx
Escape character is '^]'.
telnetd: /dev/logindmux : No such device or address.
Connection closed by foreigh host.

* The answerer's consensuses are:

(1) Try "add_drv logindmux"

(2) Rebuild device special file entries with 'boot -r' at PROM monitor
    or 'touch /reconfigure; init 6'

When I got the 1st answer of Casper, I found the 'logindmux' entry in
/etc/name_to_major was missing. "add_drv logindmux" cured the problem,
so I didn't try the reboot solution, but I believe it will surely work.

Thanks again for the great minds.
Ho-Sung Song
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