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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.

Aaahhh...one of those TEHO situations.

I don't read every thread on this list...if I did, I'd never get any work
done. ;-)


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