A secure replacement for inetd.
Xinetd is a secure replacement for inetd, the Internet services
daemon. Xinetd provides access control for all services based on the
address of the remote host and/or on time of access and can prevent
denial-of-access attacks. Xinetd provides extensive logging, has no
limit on the number of server arguments, and lets you bind specific
services to specific IP addresses on your host machine. Each service
has its own specific configuration file for Xinetd; the files are
located in the /etc/xinetd.d directory.
xinetd is a powerful replacement for inetd.
Original site: http://www.xinetd.org
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 deployable
defence mechanisms to protect against port scanners, among other things.
There are a number of differences betwe
xinetd.conf - Extended Internet Services Daemon configuration
xinetd.conf is the configuration file that determines the
services provided by xinetd. Any line whose first non-white-
space character is a '#' is considered a comment line. Empty
lines are ignor
xinetd.log - xinetd service log format
A service configuration may specify various degrees of log‐
ging when attempts are made to access the service. When log‐
ging for a service is enabled, xinetd will generate one-line
log entries which have the following format (a
xinetd - the ext
This file describes the changes to xinetd. The base version is 2.0.0.
2.0.0: (not released)
This software is
(c) Copyright 1992 by Panagiotis Tsirigotis
The author (Panagio
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