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Old 03-29-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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I can't restart xinetd... nothing works - please help!

I tried /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart
killall -HUP xinetd
/etc/xinetd restart
/etc/xinetd.d restart

I'm not even sure that xinetd is my super server...

there is an /etc/xinetd directory, rc.d, init.d

I'm confused...

Old 03-29-2006, 01:45 AM   #2
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see this?

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart
-bash: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd: No such file or directory

Is there perhaps something similar to xinetd on my system??

I don't get it, all of the xinetd files are there. Am I restarting it wrong or is there some other type of inet running?

Thanks again
Old 03-29-2006, 02:14 AM   #3
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Wich distro? For Slackware it's inetd and not xinetd. The startup script is /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd.
ps -ef |grep inetd will show you which one is running (if one is running).
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Here's the output when I grep inetd

[root@localhost]# ps -ef | grep inetd
root 7567 7088 0 02:20 pts/2 00:00:00 grep inetd
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Oh, and I'm in FedoraCore4.
Old 03-29-2006, 04:14 AM   #6
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I'd do a "ps aux|grep inetd" after a reboot and if there's no output except for the "grep inetd" then you don't have "inetd" or "xinetd" running. Then check that they really are installed using your distro's package management tools.

You "inetd" or "xinetd" could also have broken config files or something that might prevent it from starting, even if it is installed.

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