Trouble with popd dying

We had popd as inet service (naturally) and were having the problem that it would die for short periods of time. This would happen quite frequently throughout the day, particularly at lunch.

The problem was that by default, inetd allows 40 instantiations of the program it's executing. If it sees more, it thinks the program is looping and kills the daemon for a period of time. We increased this to 100 with the following line in /etc/inetd.conf and solved the problem.

Original inetd.conf entry:

pop3   stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/libexec/popper  popper -T 100 -t /var/log/poplog -b /var/bulletins

New inetd.conf entry:

pop3   stream  tcp     nowait.100  root    /usr/libexec/popper  popper -T 100 -t /var/log/poplog -b /var/bulletins

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