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Re: rsh and rcp, or ftp stalling

On Fri, May 29, 1998 at 05:14:00PM -0700, G John Lapeyre wrote:
> > 	I have scripts that do a lot of rcp and rsh or alot of ftp,
> > between two debian machines on a local network.  Either method invariably
> > hangs after several (50-100) successful commands.  For some time
> > afterwards, rsh commands are no longer possible.  If I do too many ftp's ,
> > the same thing happens, however the ftp's and rsh don't interfere with one
> > another.
> > 	Is this some kind of security feature ? 
> 	This is what appears in daemon.log .   There doesn't appear to be
> anything in the man page or inetd.conf that addresses this.
> May 29 16:12:51 homey inetd[4799]: shell/tcp server failing (looping),
> service terminated 

All that this error means is that the server has been started and died
so many times in a short period of time that it suspects something is
stuck somewhere.  It's intended as a saneness feature, although I've
never seen inetd produces this particular response - init is the usual
source for me, but the error is the same.

All that I can suggest is that you use a single ftp session for
multiple files instead of spawning a new server connection for each. 
Perhaps rsync is called for?


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