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David Somers wrote: > Tony Hoyle wrote: >> They're started by inetd - > > I tend to use xinetd myself. > >> which should be cleaning them up.. if it isn't >> then that's an inetd issue IMO. > > Possibly. I guess it should wait a few seconds after the client has > disconnected and if the sever process is still active it should SIGKILL it. > > If I get some caffeine in me I might mod xinetd to do this. > It should happen automatically to zombies providing it's doing wait() on its children. zombie processes on unix are pretty rare normally... usually due to some kind of bug in the parent process. Tony