Could anyone answer a few questions concerning a problem I have with my xinetd. I am using RH 7.1 and when I get the status of xinetd is says "xinetd dead but pid file exists". When I check the log messages it says:-
"xinetd: missing service keyword [line 15]" and
"xinetd: missing } in last service entry [line 18]"
I have 3 files called xinetd one in /etc/rc.d/init.d which is a binary. One in /var/lock/subsys and the other in /usr/sbin which is a text file I have that looked at. My questions are these. How do you count the line numbers, ie are hashed and empty lines counted? Whichever way I count I cannot see an error with lines 15 or 18.
Am I looking at the right file, could it be the binary file that has the problem?
Also if the file is damaged can it be repaired or could I just get another ccopy of it?
Thanking you in advance