Re: Xinetd keeps stopping on server

From: ynotssor (
Date: 08/10/05

Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 09:33:56 -0700

<> wrote in message

> We are having a very strange problem with xinetd (and dependant
> services such as telnet) stopping on a server. Luckily, most times we
> can ssh to the server and restart the service but this isn't always the
> case.
> We are running Red Hat 7.3 with kernel 2.4.24. The server is quite old
> (PIII 750MHz, 1 Gb memory) but doesn't seem to have any other problems.
> It's main purpose is as one of three servers which run sendmail and
> Squid proxy for us.
> Any ideas, anyone?

xinetd -d -filelog filename

will place debugging information in filename. Also make sure your
/etc/xinetd.conf is correctly edited; "man 5 xinetd.conf" will be helpful in
this regard.