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Bug 4320

Summary: inetd fails to start rshd
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: sherrill
Component: rshAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2CC: cau
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description sherrill 1999-08-02 21:29:07 UTC
you can recreate the problem in the following way:
execute an rcp of a single file from a solaris2.6 machine to
a linux5.2 client in a loop. the rcp will eventually hang.
if I kill inetd on the redhat5.2 machine and then restart it
the rcp's resume. I can rcp another file from a different
client while the rcp from the first machine is hung up. the
file I am transferring is not large (~37kB).

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-02 21:53:59 UTC
Check your /var/log/messages for errors. Inetd has code that turns off
any service that is respawning to fast. If you need a higher rate
of connections, then modify your inetd.conf to permit that (I've
forgotten details).

Comment 2 sherrill 1999-08-03 22:08:59 UTC
thanks for your suggestions.
I reran my test and got this error message in /var/log/messages:

Aug  3 14:57:09 lunchbox inetd[17857]: shell/tcp server failing
(looping), service terminated

I will look into how to change the respawn rate in inetd.conf

Comment 3 sherrill 1999-08-03 22:09:59 UTC
thanks for your suggestions.
I reran my test and got this error message in /var/log/messages:

Aug  3 14:57:09 lunchbox inetd[17857]: shell/tcp server failing
(looping), service terminated

I will look into how to change the respawn rate in inetd.conf