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Linux® Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison

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Chapter 16. TELNET, TFTP, and xinetd

Many network-enabled Linux applications don’t rely on themselves to provide restricted access or bind to a particular TCP port; instead they often offload a lot of this work to a program suite made just for this purpose: xinetd.

Managing xinetd Programs

The xinetd RPM is installed by default in Fedora Linux and uses /etc/xinetd.conf as its main configuration file. Fortunately you usually don’t have to edit this file, so day-to-day xinetd operation is frequently limited to only starting and stopping xinetd-managed applications.

Controlling xinetd

The scripts in the /etc/init.d directory control the starting and stopping of the xinetd daemon, and chkconfig controls ...

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