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Re: Question about whehter xinetd is still used.



On Tuesday 26 May 2009, Mike Burger wrote:
>> 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.
>
>I'm guessing, then, that "yum install amanda" would then install xinetd as
>a prerequisite.

I haven't the foggiest, Mike. I don't run amanda from an rpm, as has been 
discussed here at considerable length & with no little heat.

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