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Re: RFC: new update-inetd



On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 09:16:53AM -0400, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 10:05:42AM -0400, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> > > Would it be possible to add a query function - something along the lines
> > > of:
> > > # update-inetd query <service>
> > > #                  [--netgroup=<group>]
> > It would be possible. What, exactly, would it do?
> Oh, heh...  It parse /etc/inetd.con and set the return based upon
> the status of <service> [possibly in group <group>:
>    * not installed
>    * enabled
>    * disabled
> The last two are the most pressing, but I'll bet the first comes free
> with the latter

More exactly, please. What happens if two fingerd's are installed? Or
postfix is removed but not purged, and exim is installed but disabled? What
if your service is disabled for multiple reasons? What if it's disabled by
the user? What *exactly* do you want to know?

Cheers,
aj

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