xinetd and acedb

Ed Griffiths edgrif at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Sep 3 12:52:16 EST 2001


All,

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             WARNING about "xinetd" on Redhat
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For those of you who use Linux, Redhat and probably other Linux distributors
have started to send out versions of Linux which are configured to use "xinetd"
instead of inetd. xinetd is supposed to be a more sophisticated replacement for
inetd.

I have continued to monitor the mailing list for xinetd and bug reports are
still flowing in. I would not recommend people to use xinetd on Redhat at the
moment. I will post here when it seems to have reached a more stable state and I
have had a chance to test it.

In the meantime see below for the part of an earlier posting from Kemin Zhou
which shows a minimalist way to get inetd running on Redhat.

cheers Ed

> Kemin Zhou <kzhou at molsci.org> kindly provided this little recipe:
> 
> ========================================================================
> Hi Ed,
> A simple solution to xinetd is to reinstall inetd under the newer linux
> operating system.  Everything is working fine.
> 
> Here is the detail:
> get inetd.rpm
> type rpm -i inetd.rpm
> comment out all services
> add the saceserver to /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf
> restart inetd by goint to rc.d/init.d/ type inet start
> 
> Kemin
> ========================================================================

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