Bug 79274 - Xinetd v 2.3.7-4.7x redirects fail to start
Xinetd v 2.3.7-4.7x redirects fail to start
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-12-09 08:55 EST by Andrew Meredith
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-13 13:14:06 EDT
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Description Andrew Meredith 2002-12-09 08:55:27 EST
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Description of problem:
With xinetd 2.3.7-4.7x the /etc/xinetd.d/ entries that represent local services
start just fine, but the entries that represent redirects do not seem to be
recognised. The output from xinetd -d shos that the files are found and read
with no extra debug output showing an error.

Downgrading to 2.3.3-1 with the same xinfig files in xinetd.d brings the
redirects back into service.

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An xinetd.d file that works under the old version of xinetd, but not the new one.

[root@zool root]# cd /etc/xinetd.d/
[root@zool xinetd.d]# cat http
# default: off
# description:  A port forward for http
service http
	disable	= no
	socket_type		= stream
	protocol		= tcp
	wait			= no
	user			= root
	redirect		= 80
Comment 1 Mike Baptiste 2003-01-08 15:31:58 EST
This is a known bug in v2.3.7 and I just got nailed by it this morning when we
updated xinetd.  Redhat really needs to fix this - all port redirects seem
broken with version 2.3.7


where other users report this issue

We have backed down to v2.3.4 and everything with our redirects is working again
Comment 2 Andrew Meredith 2003-01-08 20:19:50 EST
A fix was formally released in 2.3.8 

* Reworked redirect to better detect problems
  in its configuration. Also, redirect now allows
  service names for port numbers. -Steve Grubb

cheers Steve

... and there is now a 2.3.9 (Released 24 Sep 2002)

This one will quite probably hurt Red Hat's corporate customers who are trying
to use RH7.2/7.3/8.0 as a proxy-firewall platform. It really isn't making Red
Hat's QA function look that good.
Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2003-05-13 13:14:07 EDT
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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