> We have a Sparc-5 with two ethernet intefaces. The le0 interface is connected
> to the Internet via some ISDN hardware. The le1 interface is connected to the
> internal network via 10baseT. At unpredictable intervals, le1 hangs in this
> fashion: no incoming calls (i.e., from some other machine to this one) can be
> initiated, but sessions in progress proceed normally and ping, telnet, etc.,
> work fine _from_ this system _to_ anywhere else. Inetd claims that it can't
> register the service(s) because they time out.
> For instance, right now I can telnet or ftp from the Sparc-5 system with the two
> interfaces to an internate network host, but that host can neither telnet or
> ftp to the Sparc-5. A telnet session will get
> Trying w.x.y.z
> Connected to host
> Escape character is '^]'.
> and the session then hangs.
> After some random interval (several minutes to several hours :( ) the problem
> ``goes away''.
> During these incidents connectivity over le0 is unaffected.
> We've tried swapping in an le1 from another workstation (a Sparc-20) without
> any noticable change in behavior.
> OS version / patch info:
> SunOS 4.1.3_U1 Version B
> Any help would be greatly appreciated; I generate a summary if I get anything
> worth summarizing :-) :-)
Thanks for replies from:
poffen@San-Jose.ate.slb.com (Russ Poffenberger)
firstname.lastname@example.org.COM (Don Lenamond)
There is a known bug with inetd sometimes running out of file descriptors.
There are le0 and inetd patches. One we had already installed, but at a lower
We installed them both. So far, so good.
The patches are:
Patch-ID# 101954-05 (for le0)
Patch-ID# 101618-01 (for inetd)
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