Linux Journal: Your Network's Secret Life, Part 4Aug 04, 2001, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
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"In the last couple of weeks, I have had a number of people ask me to consider a small side trip in this series. Classic wisdom says you do not turn on any network services you do not need, and, in past articles, I have explained how services are turned on and off through your /etc/inetd.conf file. The problem, as one reader pointed out, is that after he upgraded his system to Red Hat 7.1, inetd appeared to be gone, replaced with something called xinetd. Worse, things weren't quite working the way he expected--after upgrading to Red Hat 7.1, he noticed that he could no longer log on from his home clients and /etc/inetd.conf was gone. Since you, the readers, are my raison d'être, I will take some time from this discussion of network monitoring to cover xinetd. Besides, as it turns out, we do a little monitoring here as well.
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