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Re: RFC: new update-inetd

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 16:01:05 +1000
Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:

> There's no need to Cc me to list mails.
> On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 11:28:54PM -0700, Alexander Hvostov wrote:
> > Sounds like you're making a meta-format for {x,rl,}inetd configuration
> > files. In that case, why not make this meta-config-file the _master_
> > config file, and have some utility (update-inetd?) update the presently
> > installed inetd's configuration.
> This would mean that you'd have to add great big signs like "DO NOT EDIT
> THIS FILE!!!!" to /etc/inetd.conf, which is what update-inetd goes to
> great lengths to avoid.

That doesn't necessarily mean it should remain that way...

> > That could be interesting in the context of the /etc/inetd.d idea above. Perhaps
> > adding a "Disabled: Yes/No" field to the specification for the field names would
> > suffice?
> You'll note this doesn't work if you distribute the files as part of
> the package (automatically modifying conffiles is a no-no).

Then an external list of enabled services?



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