Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-10-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0

First of all I'd like to apologise if I posted in the wrong forum, this might belong to software.

I decided to install an Ident-daemon on my router and since I didn't have access to my slackware-disks (running Slackware 9) I downloaded pidentd 3.0.18 (from [can't post the URL but the first hit when searching for "pidentd" on google]), compiled and installed.

Since I didn't want to reboot the machine I added a line in my bootscripts to start the daemon (don't use Inetd) and then manually started it using "/usr/sbin/identd -b -n". (-b stands for stand-alone mode).

And now when I do "ps aux" I have 7 identd processes running. I thought that I might have done something wrong so I killed all the identd processes and again started the daemon with the same result.

So I'm wondering if any of you might know why there are 7 of them running and if it's necessary, and, if not, how to prevent it.

All help welcome.
Old 07-10-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Australia :)
Posts: 36

Rep: Reputation: 15
The latest pidentd versions use multithreading, so this would more or less seem normal. If you want to send the list of processes showing up, that would help alot.

Old 07-10-2004, 11:07 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
From "ps aux":

nobody 12379 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n
nobody 12380 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n
nobody 12381 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n
nobody 12382 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n
nobody 12383 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n
nobody 12384 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n
nobody 12385 0.0 2.6 13104 992 ? S 17:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/identd -b -n

Since (IIRC) Linux does not have any nativ support for threads it would have to be implemented as user-space threads, which should mean that each program using threads manages them internally. The effect should be the same though; only one process.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
identd toxicdude Programming 1 09-30-2003 12:19 PM
Identd help sitrus Slackware 1 10-20-2002 01:38 PM
Identd AkumaLoka Linux - Networking 3 09-23-2002 09:18 PM
Identd AkumaLoka Linux - Networking 3 09-11-2002 07:09 AM
identd Half_Elf Linux - General 4 01-28-2002 04:41 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration