Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I get some status information from xinetd, for example which servers are running/listening, which connections are open at the moment and so on. I found some hints which say "normally every server has an own file in /etc/xinet.d/*", but I don't wont to image the information, I want to see it :-) Thank you!

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

If you send SIGUSR1 to xinetd (pkill -USR1 -x xinetd), it will dump state information to /var/run/xinetd.dump.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.