[lug] Beginner Question

Holshouser, David dholshou at ball.com
Fri Aug 3 13:53:24 MDT 2001

On a workstation install, no servers (telnetd/ftpd/apache/nfs/talkd/rshd
etc.) are installed.
Inetd is software that controls servers.

Since no servers will be installed on a workstation, inetd is not installed
It's on the CD, along with the server software you desire.
In Redhat 7.x inetd has been changed to xinetd. That should be on the CD in
place of inetd.

Be sure to use the --test option with rpm and it should tell you what you
I'm not sure if telnetd or ftpd have dependencies on [x]inetd, but it seems
like they might.
If there is a dependency, you should receive a message explaining which
other packages you need to install:

rpm -i --test foo_1.34.rpm
foo_1.34 depends on bar_9.21

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Wayde Allen [mailto:wallen at lug.boulder.co.us]
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 1:42 PM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Beginner Question
> On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Greg Horne wrote:
> > When I was a "beginner" I installed RH7 (workstation 
> install) and discovered 
> > that ftp and telnet do not work.  I tried installing the packages 
> > individually, but it still would not work.  So I formatted 
> and reinstalled 
> > this time doing it custom style, making sure to select ftp 
> and telnet.
> OK, but these are the client programs.  You have to install the daemon
> programs ftpd and telnetd which are the processes that listen for
> incomming connections from the client packages like you installed.
> The question I have about this is that the one time I looked 
> into helping
> a fellow setup telnetd under Red Hat I couldn't find the 
> /etc/inetd.conf
> file.  Did Red Hat move this, call it something else, 
> eliminate the file,
> or did I simply overlook it?
> - Wayde
>   (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)
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