Subject: inetd: server looping
To: Current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/04/1996 20:53:07
I have a special server which is run by inetd.  Every once in a while I get
this in syslog:

  Nov  4 17:37:58 goofy inetd[93]: teleporter/tcp server failing (looping),
                  service terminated

After this, my syslog is flooded with

  Nov  4 17:47:58 goofy inetd[93]: teleporter/tcp: bind: Address already in use

The only way to make the server work again is to reboot the system.  What is
my server doing wrong?  It shouldn't be 'looping' in any way - it is possible
that lots of server processes are started within a short period of time, but
this can't be helped.

Any help?



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