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Re: proposal: inetd improvements.

On 1275565431 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Steven Bellovin wrote:

>The question is whether or not there's a better solution to this problem
>among others.  I won't argue if you say that changes in technology make
>this approach less desirable than it once was -- but don't forget that the
>new solution has to solve this problem, too.

I'm not suggesting that a new solution would not need to solve the
particular edge case in question.  But, that said, I think that we
can agree that the current ``solution'' causes more serious problems
than it solves.  A better solution would hopefully solve the one
edge case but not cause additional problems.  A very easy approximation
would be to apply this kind of logic only to wait services but not
to nowait services as wait services do not display the problematic
behaviour as inetd accepts the incoming connexion and hence if the
spawned program fails to execute the request is still removed from
the queue.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://Imrryr.ORG/~elric/

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