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your new machine isn't running a telnet daemon from xinetd

man 8 xinetd
man 5 xinetd.conf


[dan moylan: Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 06:31:53PM +0000]
> getting serious.  have installed rh7.1 on second machine (thinkpad),
> straight up, no firewall.  my machines are interconnected through
> a netgear 4-port router.  set up the network params using control-
> panel/networks.  did xhost +.  am able to ping to and from my desktop,
> cannot telnet in.
> telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
> netscape gets out to the net ok.  desktop, also running rh7.1 has
> the same problem.  at least i'm consistent.  rh6.2 on the thinkpad
> (and desktop) worked fine.  i've slipped a cog.
> any suggestions?
> tia,
> dan
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