|Summary:||xinetd fails with service_limit after number of telnet sessions|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Alan Gruskoff <alang>|
|Component:||xinetd||Assignee:||Jay Fenlason <fenlason>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-10-18 16:09:19 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Alan Gruskoff 2002-11-18 19:23:21 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.4.1) Gecko/20020508 Netscape6/6.2.3 Description of problem: xinetd posts an error in /var/log/secure as: xinetd: FAIL: telnet service_limit from=192.168.254.20 when a certain (60) number of concurrent telnet sessions is reached. Adding a parameter in the /etc/xinetd.d/telnet file as: instances = UNLIMITED and restarting xinetd solves the problem. After making this parameter update, you can signal xinted to refresh without wiping out current connections as: kill -s SIGHUP <pid> where <pid> is the process ID of xinetd. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start 60 telnet sessions 2. Try to start more telnet sessions until you cant get a connection 3. Look in /vat/log/secure for xinetd: FAIL: telnet service_limit from=<IP addr> Actual Results: connection failed Expected Results: new telnet session should have been launched Additional info: This is more of a workaround of an undocumented default parameter than a bug. Previous versions of RedHat did not have a default limit of number of telnet sessions. This was a new "feature" in 7.1. Easy workaround, found the hard way.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 18:47:07 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks. Please check if this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release. If so, please change the product and version to match, and check the box indicating that the requested information has been provided. Note that any bug still open against Red Hat Linux on will be closed as 'CANTFIX' on September 30, 2006. Thanks again for your help.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-10-18 16:09:19 UTC
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable. Some information on which option may be right for you is available at http://www.redhat.com/rhel/migrate/redhatlinux/. Closing as CANTFIX.