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Old 07-15-2002, 01:50 AM   #1
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Inetd...What should with it


Every time start up Slack 8.1, the Inetd daemon takes about 20-25 seconds to load up itself, even on my desktop system which has 256 MB of RAM, a Duron 900 processor, and pretty quick Hard Drive.

So, what I'm is wondering is what can I do to speed it up or do I even need it in the first place.

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Old 07-15-2002, 02:29 AM   #2
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The inetd is used to spawn server processes as defined in /etc/inetd.conf

A common gotcha with slackware is that you installed sendmail which, on startup, tries to resolve it's own hostname. If DNS has been incorrectly set up, or not set up at all, this will cause a delay just as you are experiencing.

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Old 07-15-2002, 09:36 PM   #3
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By the way what's the difference between Inetd and Xinetd. Is one any better than the other?
 
Old 07-16-2002, 02:56 AM   #4
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xinetd has more features but is harder to configure, the 'x' stands for x-tended inetd
 
  


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