SUMMARY: inetd[xxx]:name/udp:unknown service

From: Ricardo Marek (
Date: Wed Feb 19 1992 - 11:00:51 CST

Hello Netters:

>On most of our sun machines, I get the following error while booting:
>inetd[xxx]:name/udp:unknown service

1) /etc/services is missing this line:

   name 42/udp nameserver

   Inetd is trying to get set for invoking in.tnamed, which is an obsolete
   name service. Comment out the in.tnamed line from /etc/inetd.conf.
   If you're going to deal with the name service, you're going to
   want to run in.named. That is a standalone daemon, not (as the
   name implies) a child of inetd.

2) Where `xxx' stands for the PID of the embryonic in.named.

Or in other words, this can also happen in machines that the /etc/inetd.conf
contains a service that doesn't exist in /etc/services (or the
corresponding NIS map, if NIS is running..)

And, thanks for the many answers I got..

--- Ricky.

Ricardo (Ricky) Marek (System Mng.)
Fibronics Ltd., Matam Industrial Park, Haifa 31905, ISRAEL
phones: +972-4-313690/670            Fax: +972-4-550550
e-mail:   or  ricky@fibronics.UUCP

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