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Old 06-24-2008, 01:24 PM
Michael
 
Default SME on CentOS, telnet and MySQL

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!


--
Michael Anderson,
J3k Solutions
Sr.Systems Programmer/Analyst
832.515.3868

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Old 06-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Johnny Hughes
 
Default SME on CentOS, telnet and MySQL

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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Old 06-24-2008, 02:09 PM
Rudi Ahlers
 
Default SME on CentOS, telnet and MySQL

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.


------------------------------------------------------------------------

_______________________________________________

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?


--

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux

Web: http://www.SoftDux.com
Check out my technical blog, http://blog.softdux.com for Linux or other technical stuff, or visit http://www.WebHostingTalk.co.za for Web Hosting stuff

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:56 PM
Les Mikesell
 
Default SME on CentOS, telnet and MySQL

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?


While the code is mostly the same as the underlying Centos, the
configuration and tools are so different that the question won't even
make sense to Centos users. SME server does all normal administration
through web forms that store your entries in a database, then use perl
scripts to rewrite the config files, and the forms often combine several
concepts for simplicity. For things that need network security, the
scripts often rewrite iptables settings and hosts.allow and hosts.deny
files - and to change it you need to adjust the perl templates that
build these files.


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.


You probably need to add something to the templates that build the
iptables and hosts allow/deny files.


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.


Same here.

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.


Can it use putty or something with ssh instead?

Any help to weaken the security on SME to allow remote telnet and MySQL
connections will be very much appreciated!


It's probably easier to start with a stock Centos than to customize an
already heavily customized appliance-like distribution, but perhaps
someone has already done it. Look through the contributed downloads on
http://www.contribs.org and ask on their forums.


--
Les Mikesell
lesmikesell@gmail.com
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