[lug] Redhat 7.0

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Thu Oct 19 11:55:57 MDT 2000

xinetd has security benefits over inetd as well.  For example, you can
specify which interfaces xinetd will bind for specific services on a
multi-homed box, whereas inetd forces you into a *:port scenario
(listening on all interfaces).

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 05:50:58AM -0600, llornkcor wrote:
> >patches applied. I don't know about the inetd.conf thing. I think
> >I'd rather have one file, instead of a new directory and several
> >files.  Anyone care to explain the advatages of the RH's new inetd
> >scheme?
> It's a heck of a lot easier to programaticly deal with a bunch of
> independant files than deal with a single one.  With a single one
> you have to worry about conflicting changes (2 programs modifying
> it at once) and correctly parsing it to do the right thing.
> With the directory approach, your RPM can simply install a file into
> the xinetd.d directory, and remove it during uninstall, instead of
> mucking around with inetd.conf.
> For somone who does a lot of RPM packaging, xinetd.d is a welcome
> addition.
> Sean
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