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From Rob Hartill <hart...@ooo.lanl.gov>
Subject Re: inetd
Date Wed, 26 Jul 1995 15:18:53 GMT
 
>    From: Chuck Murcko <chuck@telebase.com>
>    Date: Wed, 26 Jul 1995 15:20:09 -0400 (EDT)
> 
>    I'll test this tonight. It's important that the ident client not hang if
>    the remote machine has port 113 open, but never sends a response. I got
>    bit on that one porting xinetd.
> 
> Hmmm... I think the code has a 500-second timeout built into it.
> That's a bit extravagant, but NCSA has the same...

That 500 seconds looses lots of people behind firewalls where port
113 is restricted. Clients have a much shorter timeout than that, so
lots of requests can be lossed beacause of this.




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