Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58855
Unable to ping to/from server after xinetd: FAIL: exec service_limit
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:24:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
Users connecting to the linux server from web-term X sessions run on windows 98
and NT boxes were unable to reconnect after logging out of their session.
The /var/log/secure file showed numerous xinetd: FAIL: exec service_limit
messages. The system was immediately rebooted before any detailed diagnostics
could be done.
When the system came back up, no one from the local sub-net was able connect to
the server. Ping, telnet and rexec were no longer available. From the server it
was not possible to ping any of the PCs. The server is able to ping other
machines that are out of the local network and ftp to them. Telnet is not
enabled on the remote machine so we have not been able to test that at this
Is there anything in the linux network configuration that can disable access to
a specific network segment?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The server is a Dell PowerEdge 1400SC with an Intel Pro 100 network card using
the e100 driver. A second network card is installed, but not enabled.
Which version of xinetd?
The version of xinetd is xinetd-220.127.116.11pre14-6
Please try the released errata (use up2date and get all other avilable updates
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Closing as CANTFIX.