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On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, John Chambers wrote:

> Kent Borg writes:
> | Do you have telnet on?
> | Make it come on at every boot with (as root):
> |
> |   # chkconfig telnet on
> This one I hadn't seen, so I tried it.  What I got was:
> : chkconfig telnet on
> error reading information on service telnet: No such file or directory
> :
> Doesn't seem to have worked on this 2.2.13-0.7 (Red Hat) box.  I also

What version of RH?

The one included in RH 7.x appears to behave as described below.  I say
appears because the man page I read does not appear to be 100% up-to-date.

chkconfig does two things (that I'm aware of):
    1) manage symlinks in /etc/rc.d
    2) help manage what services are allowed by xinetd

The man page describes "1".

I will try to describe "2".

When you do "chkconfig telnet on" it will open /etc/xinet.d/telnet and
change the line that says "disable = *" to "disable = no".  I put an "*"
b/c it writes the newline whether or not the service is already enabled.

The following page appears to be more up-to-date than the man page:

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