inn 2.2 and 2.2.1 dying spontaneously

Russ Allbery rra at
Sat Nov 20 05:06:58 UTC 1999

Toni Andjelkovic <toni at> writes:

> sorry if this is the wrong list for asking questions like these.

Nope, it's the right one (inn-bugs at also works).

> i've been running inn-2.2 on a i386 server (Linux Kernel 2.2.10) for 160
> days without any problems. we have a full feed, and store articles via
> CNFS. everything was fine until yesterday - innd will die spontaneously
> without leaving a trace in the logfiles.  it keeps dying very often, and
> there is no rule, i. e. sometimes it will run for 30 min, the other time
> it "quits" after 2 minutes.

This was a bug in the header parsing of malformed Distribution headers.
It's been fixed in the latest STABLE snapshot available on

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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