inetd[PID]: [ID #daemon.error] ftp/shell: unknown service (Doc ID 1010399.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 9 9/05 HW U9 [Release 8.0 to 9.0]
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 05-JUN-2014***

Symptoms

 When trying to kill the inetd process using -HUP signal, the following messages are seen in the /var/adm/messages file or on the console. ftp and telnet work fine, however it appears to be trying to find a service called ftp/shell.

Dec 6 15:09:23 srv0513 inetd[360]: [ID 965992 daemon.error] ftp/shell: unknown service
Dec 6 15:09:23 srv0513 last message repeated 1 time
Dec 6 15:09:23 srv0513 last message repeated 1 time
Dec 6 15:11:33 srv0513 inetd[360]: [ID 965992 daemon.error] ftp/shell: unknown service
Dec 6 15:11:33 srv0513 inetd[360]: [ID 965992 daemon.error] ftp/shell: unknown service
Dec 6 15:11:33 srv0513 last message repeated 1 time

Cause

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