What does "xinetd[YYY]: FAIL: XXX service_limit from" in /var/log/messages mean?

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There are some messages like the following in the /var/log/messages;

xinetd[PID]: FAIL: XXX service_limit from=<IP Address>

But the XXX service is running normally.
What kind of meaning is "FAIL: XXX service_limit from" in the /var/log/messages ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • xinetd

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