Bug 76808 - pop3 and ftp stop responding until xinetd restarted
pop3 and ftp stop responding until xinetd restarted
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76146
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-27 01:09 EST by David Ball
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-27 01:09:40 EST
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Description David Ball 2002-10-27 01:09:34 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
after update to xinetd-2.3.9-0.72 and kernel-2.4.18-17.7.x, mail and ftp stop 
responding occasionally. "netstat
-an" showed a bunch of connections on port 110 stuck in CLOSE_WAIT
status. Restarting XinetD gets mail and ftp working again, and
eliminates the connections in CLOSE_WAIT. The system is over 90% idle
with a load average of < 0.50 ( often < 0.0x ) so I don't think
it's a heavy load problem.

When I posted this to the XinetD mailing list, I heard from another
user with the same problem so it's not just my machine. He suggested 
the "netstat -an" check.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Additional info:

RH 7.2 with all patches current using up2date, including kernel-2.4.18-
17.7.x.  System is lightly loaded.

top shows
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 10:18pm  up 8 days, 59 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.01, 0.02, 0.00
73 processes: 71 sleeping, 2 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states:  0.3% user,  2.5% system,  0.9% nice, 96.0% idle
Mem:   255880K av,  251824K used,    4056K free,       0K shrd,   16328K buff
Swap:  522072K av,   26708K used,  495364K free                  121692K cached
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Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2002-10-28 11:48:19 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76146 ***

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