telnet problems with current cygwin version

Edward Muller emuller@PaineWebber.COM
Thu Jun 15 10:20:00 GMT 2000

Thank You all for you help so far.

This is what my current mount points looks like:
 Device              Directory           Type         Flags
c:\cygwin\bin       /usr/bin            system       binmode
c:\cygwin\lib       /usr/lib            system       binmode
c:\cygwin           /                   system       binmode

And I still have the same problem. When I try to telnet to localhost I get a 'Connection to host lost'. When I stop inetd and run in.telnetd -debug, then telnet to localhost I get the following out put (plus a stackdump).

      0 [main] in.telnetd 1000 handle_exceptions: Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
  11555 [main] in.telnetd 1000 stackdump: Dumping stack trace to in.telnetd.exe.stackdump

So I'm still lost....Any other suggestions? I've also tried this with all mount being textmode mounts with the same results.

-----Original Message-----
From: Corinna Vinschen [ ]
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 4:11 AM
Cc: Edward Muller; Cygwin (E-mail)
Subject: Re: telnet problems with current cygwin version

Terry Lincoln wrote:
> Ed, 
> >From the looks of your mount output all of your moints are user mode
> mounts.  This means, IIRC that these mounts are only available when
> your user hive is loaded.  When mount -s is used they are recorded
> in the machine registry and are always available.
> You should either switch the the user account you are running inetd
> as and then mount your drives, or if using LocalSystem mount them
> with the -s (system) option.
> That should work better...
> Beyond that I can't guess.

That's enough. If inetd is started under LocalSystem account,
you _must_ use system mounts. If you can see user mounts, you have
a problem. The user mounts are in the registry found under
HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Software/Cygnus Solutions/... and you'll have
to delete them with regtool or RegEdit.

BUT: You _must_ at least create the system root mount first.

I have written that system mount points have to be created
already in the inetutils-1.3.2.README file. which is part
of the package. In versions up to 1.3.2-3, the README is in the
root directory, since 1.3.2-4 you can find it in /usr/doc/Cygwin.

Moreover that problem was already talked about in this mailing list.


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat company

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