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xinetd (a better inetd)

Xinetd is a powerful inetd replacement. Xinetd has access control
mechanisms, extensive logging capabilities, the ability to make
services available based on time, can place limits on the number of
servers that can be started, and has configurable defence mechanisms
to protect against port scanners, among other things.

Before starting xinetd, you may wish to switch inetd off if it is
running. To do this: killall inetd

Stop inetd from starting at boot: chmod 0644 /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd

Start xinetd on boot by adding the following lines to

if [ ! -x /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd ] && [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.xinetd ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.xinetd start

Ensure that /etc/rc.d/{rc.local,rc.xinetd} have executable permissions.

Alternatively, you can avoid all of the edits to rc.local:
mv /etc/rc.d/rc.xinetd /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: xinetd inetd super-server super-daemon,xinetd,inetd,super-server,super-daemon
ChangeLog: xinetd


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xinetd- (c2ca87367a7017a8f736a32e18be38e5)

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