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xinetd doesn`t start

Hi...

[root@monet /root]# /etc/rc3.d/S56xinetd start
Starting xinetd services: [ OK ]
[root@monet /root]# /etc/rc3.d/S56xinetd status
xinetd inactive, but its subsytems trucated
[root@monet /root]#

How can I solve this problem?

Leandro.
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Ralf Hildebrandt
Valued Contributor

Re: xinetd doesn`t start

a) Start xinetd manually to see what it's doing
b) man xinetd
c) The logs! What's in the logs?
Postfix/BIND/Security/IDS/Scanner, you name it...

Re: xinetd doesn`t start

Hi... I got the following in /var/log/message:

Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: chargen disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: time disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: time disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: linuxconf disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: echo-udp disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: echo disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: daytime-udp disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: daytime disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: chargen-udp disabled, removing
Sep 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd[931]: {init_services} no services. Exiting...
set 20 14:59:27 monet xinetd: xinetd startup succeeded

any clue?

Leandro.
Jeffrey S. Sims
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: xinetd doesn`t start

Well it sounds to me that there is nothing in xinetd to run. cd to /etc/xinetd.d and cat those files. Look at the disable = no or disable = yes. I would bet that they are all disable = yes. Which service in the xinetd.d are you wanting to start?

If you change disable = yes to disable = no then it should start when you start xinetd.

Hope this helps
Bill Thorsteinson
Honored Contributor

Re: xinetd doesn`t start

You have disabled all services that xinetd would listen
for. I don't see any disabled service you would need
to run. Once xinetd finishes processing the list
of services to listen for, it has nothing to do.
Therefore, it exits.

As you have nothing for xinetd to do, there is no
need for it to be running. If you are offering any
services, they are running as daemon proceses.
Common services in this class include http, ftp,
ssh (secure shell), dns, and smtp.

netstat will show which ports your service is listening
on. A workstation does not need to offer any services.