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RE: Telnet and rlogin gives "Unknown service"

----Original Message----
>Sent: 22 April 2005 13:10

> I had an old version of Cygwin/Xfree86 installed for about two years and
> no 
> problems.  Telnet, ftp, rlogin and remote display of X windows working OK.
> I did not really use cygwin for the last months but yesterday when I tried
> to use these programs I got:
> Telnet xxx
> telnet: tcp/telnet: unknown service
> Rlogin xxx
> rlogin: login/tcp: unknown service.
> Ping xxx
> icmp: unknown protocol

  Make sure $SYSTEMROOT is valid in your environment; if it isn't, it's well
known to break all winsock-related getXXXXX functions.

> Since, as far as I know, I did not change anything important on this
> machine, perhaps those IT people remotely did some kind of upgrade. There
> is a new program called "ePolicy" that I did not install. Unfortunately,
> asking the IT people about Cygwin will only tell me: "That is unsupported
> software".

  Oh.  I just googled "ePolicy".  It's McAfee.

  You are almost certainly doomed.  Sorry, McAfee breaks everything it
touches and the only fix is to uninstall it.

  Well, maybe you can get your IT folks to un-block your services in their
central administrative interface, but it doesn't look good if they're really
as unresponsive as you suggest.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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