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XINETD.LOG(5)		      File Formats Manual		 XINETD.LOG(5)

NAME
       xinetd.log - xinetd service log format

DESCRIPTION
       A service configuration may specify various degrees of logging when at-
       tempts are made to access the service. When logging for	a  service  is
       enabled,	 xinetd	will generate one-line log entries which have the fol-
       lowing format (all entries have a timestamp as a	prefix):

	      entry: service-id	data

       The data	depends	on the entry.  Possible	entry types include:

	      START	  generated when a server is started

	      EXIT	  generated when a server exits

	      FAIL	  generated when it is not possible to start a server

	      USERID	  generated if the USERID log option is	used.

	      NOID	  generated if the USERID log option is	used, and  the
			  IDONLY service flag is used, and the remote end does
			  not identify who is trying to	access the service.

       In the following, the information enclosed in brackets appears  if  the
       appropriate log option is used.

       A START entry has the format:

	      START: service-id	[pid=%d] [from=%d.%d.%d.%d]

       An EXIT entry has the format:

	      EXIT: service-id [type=%d] [pid=%d] [duration=%d(sec)]

       type  can  be  either  status or	signal.	 The number is either the exit
       status or the signal that caused	process	termination.

       A FAIL entry has	the format:

	      FAIL: service-id reason [from=%d.%d.%d.%d]

       Possible	reasons	are:

	      fork	     a certain number  of  consecutive	fork  attempts
			     failed (this number is a configurable parameter)

	      time	     the time check failed

	      address	     the address check failed

	      service_limit  the  allowed  number of server instances for this
			     service would be exceeded

	      process_limit  a limit on	the number  of	forked	processes  was
			     specified and it would be exceeded

       A DATA entry has	the format:

	      DATA: service-id data

       The data	logged depends on the service.

	      login	  remote_user=%s local_user=%s tty=%s

	      exec	  remote_user=%s verify=status command=%s
			  Possible status values:

			  ok	    the	password was correct

			  failed    the	password was incorrect

			  baduser   no such user

	      shell	  remote_user=%s local_user=%s command=%s

	      finger	  received string or EMPTY-LINE

       A USERID	entry has the format:

	      USERID: service-id text

       The text	is the response	of the identification daemon at	the remote end
       excluding the port numbers (which are included in the response).

       A NOID entry has	the format:

	      NOID: service-id IP-address reason

SEE ALSO
       xinetd(1L), xinetd.conf(5)

				 28 April 1993			 XINETD.LOG(5)

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