Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

inetd[int]: string/tcp: unknown service


This message indicates that the Internet services daemon, inetd(1M), could not locate the TCP service specified after the first colon.


Check the current machine's /etc/services file, and the NIS services map, to see if the service is described. To start this service, add an appropriate entry into the /etc/services file and possibly the services map as well. Note that NIS+ does not consult the local /etc/services file unless you put files right after nisplus on the services line of the system's /etc/nsswitch.conf file.

If you do not want to start this service, edit the system's /etc/inetd.conf file and delete the entry that tries to start it up.

See Also

For more information about NIS+, see the NIS+ and FNS Administration Guide.