innd stops responding

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Mon Jul 19 00:49:54 UTC 2004

On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Gary Thandi wrote:

> I am very new to INN.
> The News Reader machine appears to be running all of the necessary processes
> to provide service.  The problem is that for no apparent reason, innd stops
> responding on port 119.  

That's actually pretty unusual as a problem.  Hmm.

Probably the quickest way to get a hint of the problem is to attach a
debugger and see what INN is up to.  Check the PID of the innd process,
and next time you see the problem, run `gdb ~news/bin/innd <pid>`, and
type "backtrace".  That should give us some idea.

The backtrace will be more informative if debugging information was
compiled in.  If it wasn't, and you built INN from scratch, you should be
ok doing `make clean; make warnings` in the build tree, and then `make
update` as root, without having to change any configuration files.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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