1.5.21: inetd telnet connections: fork error

Nick Telepneff nick_telepneff@hotmail.com
Fri May 25 10:20:00 GMT 2007

I have installed and run the cygwin inetd telnet server and find that when 
more than around 16 users connect via telnet the shells start to fail with 
the following message:
16622413 [main] -bash 3868 fork: child -1 - died waiting for longjmp before 
initialization, retry 0, exit code 0x80, errno 11
-bash: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable

Each session starts a sh.exe, an in.telnetd.exe and one or more application 
processes (though so far weÂ’ve only loaded 2). Each or these processes takes 
between 4Mb and 10Mb memory according to Windows task Manager.

We need to be able to run at least 24 telnet connections using an average of 
3 application processes.

The machine weÂ’re using is a Xeon processor with 4Gb Ram running Windows 

Can anyone help?



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