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Re: Question about whehter xinetd is still used.



On Tuesday 26 May 2009, Mike Burger wrote:
>> I just noticed that my F10 system does not even have xinetd installed. I
>> can certainly install it if I want, but I was just suprised that it was
>> not installed by default. Is there a movement to get rid of xinetd? It's
>> just that I remember that the trend used to be to move more server
>> processes to be added to the inetd config. Am I missing something?
>
>xinetd is available for F10...it depends, greatly, on what options you
>chose when you installed. For example, if you didn't select to install
>telnet or some other tools, it may not have opted to install xinetd.
>
>Many services do not run, usually, from xinetd, such as ssh or httpd,
>though they could be made to do so
>
>Was there something specific that you wanted to run, that would normally
>require xinetd?

The backup program amanda comes to mind, portions of its server utils are 
xinetd.d controlled.

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