Bug 7793 - identd doesn't die after use.
Summary: identd doesn't die after use.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pidentd
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-12-13 19:44 UTC by mwalton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-06 16:04:46 UTC

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Description mwalton 1999-12-13 19:44:45 UTC
I am no linux guru but i have the feeling that identd should
DIE after it gets used.

What happens is that I start irc and inet fires up identd
which results in in.identd and 10 other (root-owned) thread-processes.
Unfortunately these processes remain alive for ever.

I could be wrong but I think they should only last
for a few seconds after they start.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-06 16:04:59 UTC
identd is multi-threaded, and like all multi-threaded programs, appears to
be multiple processes under Linux.  It also becomes a daemon and listens for
new incoming requests, which is why it never dies.

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