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DeployLinux: XINETD vs. TCP Wrappers

Aug 21, 1999, 14:53 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Marlowe)

[ Thanks to Matthew Marlowe for this link. ]

"At the level of host based security, both TCP Wrappers and XINETD play significant roles in controlling access, logging, and attack detection against standard network services."

"In general, TCP Wrappers has been easier to deploy and is included in most Unix/Linux distributions these days. XINETD is newer and provides a more comprehensive approach to the host based security problem, but is more disruptive in it's implementation."

"...Because of the more comprehensive approach used by XINETD, we recommend it for security conscious sites."

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