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Re: update-inetd and xinetd

On Sat, Aug 01, 1998 at 01:46:11PM -0400, Norbert Veber wrote:
> > I think xinetd needs a yet another field - something like 'inactive' which
> > would leave the rest of the service information in place in the file, but
> > the daemon would not actually use that service.
> That would be useless:
>     --disable SERVICE
>               Disable  SERVICE  (e.g. "ftp") in /etc/inetd.conf .
>               If you want to disable more than  one  SERVICE  you
>               can  use  a  comma  separated  list of services (no
>               whitespace characters allowed).
> This option in update-inetd comments out the specifed service, update-xinetd
> should do the same.
> Also having an option that is update-xinetd speciffic would not be too
> helpfull as none of the packages in debian are xinetd aware, much less
> update-xinetd aware (as it doesnt exist yet).

But then update-inetd could use a comment in inetd.conf and a keyword
in xinetd.conf or whatever it's called.


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