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Re: problem with update-inetd!

On Mon 07 Feb 2000, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> Quoting Paul Slootman <paul@wau.mis.ah.nl>:
> > On Sat 05 Feb 2000, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> > 
> > > Could someone please explain this?
> [...]
> > Anyway, the problem you're seeing is that if there's a disabled service
> > in inetd.conf and you're adding a line for that service, the old one is
> > explicitly re-enabled instead of using the supplied one. I think this is
> > covered by the manpage entry for DebianNet (whose routines are used by
> > update-inetd):
> Can't this be considered a bug? If I fix this, could it be included in the
> next release? Hopfully the maintainer/author of update-inetd can fix it him/her
> self, but.. :)

Someone will probably step up and claim that it's an unmissable feature
and he'll post a message to bugtraq or whatever if it's changed ;-)

FWIW I say the current behaviour stinks, not intuitive and should be

Paul Slootman
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