Subject: Re: identd crashes when portscanned
To: Juha K Kallio <>
From: Michael South <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/15/2003 23:23:33
Christian Biere wrote:

 > It's a bug, though:
 > " 53 ECONNABORTED Software caused connection abort. A connection 
abort > was caused internal to your host machine."
 > This isn't a fatal error and shouldn't cause the parent (server)
 > process to quit. I don't really know what causes ECONNABORTED. I
 > see it seldom and I guess it's related to ipf.

I think it happens when the client closes the connection before the 
server has a chance to do the accept(). A portscan could certainly do this.


Michael South