Bug 78903 - xinetd redirect does not work after update
Summary: xinetd redirect does not work after update
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Fenlason
QA Contact: Brock Organ
: 83204 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-03 09:46 UTC by Lauri Jesmin
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:24 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-05-13 17:14:08 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:160 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated xinetd packages fix a denial-of-service attack and other bugs 2003-05-13 04:00:00 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:161 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: xinetd security update 2003-05-22 04:00:00 UTC

Description Lauri Jesmin 2002-12-03 09:46:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
xinetd redirect does not work after latest errata update:
service pop3
        disable = no
        user =  nobody
        socket_type             = stream
        wait                    = no
        redirect = 110

This service does not work after latest errata update (xinetd-2.3.7-4.7x)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2.restart xinetd
3.nothing works

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jefferson Ogata 2002-12-03 19:37:09 UTC
I am also seeing this problem.

Comment 2 Zenon Mousmoulas 2002-12-04 00:35:41 UTC
Yep it's true, xinetd-2.3.7-4.7x completely ignores services with redirect 
statements! They don't even appear in debug output (running xinetd -d).

The redirect facility in xinetd is full of problems. There have been and there 
still are problems with xinetd being unable to reload config properly and 
being unable to re-enable services after they are temp. disabled and so on. 
It's a whole mess. Please see bugs #60049 and #76727.

Comment 3 Zenon Mousmoulas 2002-12-04 01:45:24 UTC
I tried 2.3.7-5 from RHL 8.0 errata (rebuilt it for 7.3 from SRPMS), no luck. 
Still the same.
Then I tried a build using the plain 2.3.9 sources. I really have no clue as 
to what evil things this version can do, but at least redirect works with it, 
or so it seems for the time being.

Comment 4 Robert de Bock 2003-02-03 10:49:22 UTC
*** Bug 83204 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Jefferson Ogata 2003-04-02 21:06:06 UTC
This is basic functionality for xinetd. You've issued two updates to xinetd on
7.3 and they've both been broken. How about fixing this?

Comment 6 Alessandro Polverini 2003-04-14 15:56:55 UTC
I also verified this bug, redirect does not work.
I tried the same configuration on a redhat 9 box and the redirect works well.

What about a fix, I find this bug really annoying.

Thanks, Alex

Comment 7 Mark J. Cox 2003-05-13 17:14:08 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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