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Re: Confused about tcp_wrappers and sshd



On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 02:58:27PM -0500, STYMA, ROBERT E (ROBERT) wrote:
<snip>
> 
> ------------------ start ----------------------------
> #
> # hosts.allow	This file describes the names of the hosts which are
> #		allowed to use the local INET services, as decided
> #		by the '/usr/sbin/tcpd' server.
> #
> desoto
> ALL: 123.123.36.72
> ALL: 123.123.36.177
> ALL: 127.0.0.1
> ALL: 123.123.22.*
> --------------------end --------------------------
> 
> The above hosts.allow file allows a node named desoto and
> two nodes known by their IP address in.  Also the loopback
> is allowed so you can talk to yourself.  Desoto can be
> in your /etc/hosts.  It also allows any node on the 123.123.22
> subnet in.
> 
The desoto line in the above file list confuses me. I was unaware that
the only entry on a line can be a host name and I see no such line
format documented in the hosts.allow man page. Is this something new
or what?
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