Subject: recent inetd does not handle internal services
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/06/1996 12:59:33
Has anyone but me experienced that the new inetd with libwrap does no
longer handle internal services, i.e. services, where inetd itself 
generates the response?

I first noticed this because I have two systems, where I occasionally
adjust one's time from the other with a
   rdate -a machinename

command. Now this causes inetd to dump core within a strncpy call from

It seems to affect all internal services handled by inetd (daytime
as mentioned above, but also echo and chargen).

I have seen this on NetBSD/i386 and NetBSD/mac68k.

Erik Bertelsen