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Using xinetd for system admin [developerWorks]

Nov 29, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Every UNIX administrator is familiar with inetd, the daemon that manages most incoming network connections through a centralized configuration file (inetd.conf). The xinetd daemon is a replacement for inetd that offers many improved or new features, and easier configuration. This article on IBM's developerWorks website explains the concepts behind inetd, and gives examples for setting up xinetd at your own… site.

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