From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Thu 25 Oct 2001 - 00:27:17 IST
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Chris Boyd wrote:
> Running RH 7.1 with recently updated xinetd-2.3.3-1
> Keep getting these in /var/log/messages:
> xinetd: Bad line received from identity server
> at 184.108.40.206: 3829 , 110 : ERROR : UNKNOWN-ERROR
hmmm.. that's florence.ie.alphyra.com. are the messages /only/ from
this server, or from various IPs?
if generally, it means your xinetd got a response to an ident lookup
it didnt understand, followed by the reply itself.
pidentd returns UNKNOWN-ERROR if it cant find a matching connection.
it might help to know that florence.ie.alphyra.com does IP NAT. So
the above connection is probably a NAT'ed one. The connection in
reality is from someone's workstation within Alphyra - ie not local
to florence, hence the ident lookup fails.
> I don't think I was having this problem before I
> updated xinetd a few weeks ago. Any idea?
configure xinetd not to report this error. ie AFAICT remove USERID
from the "log_on_succes" and "log_on_failure" fields from xinetd
services (eg in xinetd.conf and xinetd.d/*).
however, this disables auth lookups all together, which you might not
want. (not that auth lookups are terribly valuable).
-- Paul Jakma paul at domain clubi.ie paul at domain jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A Fortune: An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.
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