Bug 7617 - sysklogd running with -r and -s options causes server to stop accepting connections after a couple hours
Summary: sysklogd running with -r and -s options causes server to stop accepting conne...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-12-06 04:50 UTC by monica
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-31 20:29:08 UTC

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Description monica 1999-12-06 04:50:32 UTC
Brand new RedHat 6.1 install with all security updates as of today

Hardware is Pentium III - 500, 256M RAM, 3Com FastEtherlink XL, SiS 6326
AGP video.

Machine stopped accepting new connections after a couple hours running.
Kernel error messages indicated that no file handles were available.
Last time, killing sysklogd fixed the problem without reboot.  Since the
first symptom was that the machine ceased accepting new connections, I
tried restarting sysklogd without -r and without -s.  It appears to be
stable in this configuration, but I need syslog to accept remote log

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:21:59 UTC
Is the machine publically available on the internet? If so,
you may want to firewall your syslog port so that only
the machines you want to connect can connect.

If the machine can only be reached by your log clients,
never mind.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-12-06 17:42:59 UTC
I'm testing it here, and it does *not* seem to be
leaking file descriptors under normal operation.

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