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a number of xinetd process

Minoru Asano
Frequent Advisor

a number of xinetd process

Hello,

The customer would like to know whether a number of xinetd process run or not.

[ENVIRONMENT]
RHEL ES4 update1

[SITUATION]
He has watched the process by using "ps -ef" command.
So 2 xinetd process appeared for a just moment.

[QUESTION ]
- Is there possibility to run a number of xinetd process ?
If yes, could you tell me the mechanism ?
- Is there possibility to run a number of process regarding following process ?
crond
syslogd
klogd
sshd
sendmail

Thank you for support and advice.
Best Regards.
/Minoru.Asano
3 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: a number of xinetd process

Shalom,

xinetd is designed for a one run at time scenario. It controls behavior of many services and is quite flexible and configurable.

crond can only be run once otherwise cron jobs might lick twice.

syslod can only run once otherwise the log fils may become corrupt.
klogd, don't know.
sshd has one process that creates child processes for each ssh connection.
Sendmail works in a similar way. One process listens and each connection gets its own dedicated process.

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dirk dierickx
Honored Contributor

Re: a number of xinetd process

2 xinetd processes eh? perhaps he saw 2 entries but one of them was his own 'grep'?
Ryan Goh
Frequent Advisor

Re: a number of xinetd process

Process ID is assigned by system when you run a process/service, PID is not fixed for every process you run. Process ID will be different every time you restart the process/service.