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Re: the netbase/inetd conspiracy

On 21 Sep 2002, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> > (If you meant the more general question: some people don't need inetd, and
> > it's fairly easy for us to give them a system without it, thus we should.)
> I think that's the question I was asking; I guess I'm wondering about
> practical cases where someone does need netbase, but not inetd.

Thin clients, for one.  I've got a hacked local version of netbase which
doesn't depend on inetd, and use it on low-end thin clients which don't need
*any* sort of incoming connection handling, but do certainly need

Matthew Palmer, Debian Developer
mpalmer@debian.org     http://www.debian.org

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