Hi Laszlo thanks for your response, I believe it connects ok I have copied in the log below from the red hat box.
[user@redhatserver ~]# telnet eposerver.domain.local 85
Connected to eposerver.domain.local.
Escape character is '^]'.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<p>You don't have permission to access /
on this server.</p>
Connection closed by foreign host.