SUMMARY: ftp/tcp: unknown service

Maccy maccy at maccomms.co.uk
Fri Nov 16 10:15:56 EST 2001


My many thanks go to Thorfinn Rasmussen.....for an immediate response - it
was something so obvious!

I made /etc/inet/services not readable by others....as part of our
security tightening-up programme :-(

Thanks again.

Mark

On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Rasmussen, Thorfinn T wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Do all users have read-access to /etc/services? And to /etc/inet/services?
> 
> Cheers,
> Thorfinn
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maccy [mailto:maccy at maccomms.co.uk]
> Sent: 16 November 2001 15:03
> To: sunmanagers at sunmanagers.org
> Subject: ftp: ftp/tcp: unknown service
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Folks,
> 
> I get the following when trying to ftp from my account :-
> 
> amazon:mim> ftp maccomms.co.uk
> ftp: ftp/tcp: unknown service
> 
> Although it works as root, any ideas?
> 
> A few points of note; ftp and tcp entries are fine in /etc/inetd.conf and
> /etc/services. inetd is running fine, have tried restarting that and even
> rebooting. I have the relevant entry in /etc/shells. I am not using NIS or
> NIS+ at all, it is not installed, and /etc/nsswitch.conf looks just
> fine also, like my other machines (ftp works fine there). My username does
> not appear in /etc/ftpusers.
> 
> What else could I try?
> 
> Many TIA
> Mark

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