[ILUG] Ubuntu and inet.d
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Aug 28 13:01:41 IST 2006
On 28 Aug 2006, at 11:14, Kevin Philp wrote:
> I have just installed a copy of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) and noticed
> that although
> inet.d was installed along with hosts.allow and hosts.deny files
> the inet.d
> configuration file was completely empty. It doesn't appear that any
> installed are run through inet.d.
That's simply because there are none yet installed.
> So - if its not used, why is it installed?
So that programs can add themselves to it when installed.
> Should I just dump it and rely on iptables to secure outside access to
They're two entirely different things. That's like asking "Should I
throw away my bicycle and rely on a hairdryer?"
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