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Bug 56279 - xinetd.d conf files cause IDENT timeout
xinetd.d conf files cause IDENT timeout
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: imap (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
: 58283 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-11-14 16:54 EST by Mike McHenry
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-19 23:32:56 EST
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Description Mike McHenry 2001-11-14 16:54:15 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
The xinetd.d config files for the imap package all include a line 
log_on_success and log_on_failure = USERID.

This line causes a 30 second timeout whenever a client which is not 
running an IDENTD daemon (any Windows machine) attempts to connect to a 
daemon (ipop2, ipop3, imap, imaps, pop3s)

In my opinion a 30 second delay should not be introduced when 90% of the 
people checking email will be running Windows clients and will thus not 
have an IDENTD daemon running.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Simply attempt to connect to port 110, 143, etc from a client which is 
not running an IDENTD daemon (eg Windows 9x)

Actual Results:  Server will hang for 30 seconds while IDENTD lookup times 

Expected Results:  Server should immediately answer on these ports...

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-19 23:32:50 EST
If this problem is in fact the case, then I agree with you.  Will
investigate, and change default if I can reproduce the problem
easily, which I suspect shouldn't be hard.  Very odd nobody has
reported this before.  ;o(
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-20 05:13:31 EST
I have changed all of the xinetd config files to log as follows, and
removed all references to USERID:

        log_on_success  += HOST DURATION
        log_on_failure  += HOST
Will be in rawhide imap-2001a packages soon.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-01-23 08:47:47 EST
*** Bug 58283 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Ian Mortimer 2002-03-05 00:15:51 EST
You don't need to add HOST to log_on_success or log_on_failure since that is
the default for xinetd anyway: set in /etc/xinetd.conf

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