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Re: Status of inetd for etch

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 10:27:39AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> > On Aug 10, Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org> wrote:

> >>   installed, all using the same configuration file.  Is this a use
> >>   case we really want to support?  Are there really setups running
> >>   multiple inetds for a good reason?  Having a virtual
> > A good reason usually is using features not available in a single
> > package (especially inetd vs. inetd).
> > It's not hard to manage anyway, my scheme allowed this.

> We don't allow multiple mail-transport-agents, even though they have
> different features.

We don't allow multiple mtas because a mail-transport-agent is *required* to
provide /usr/sbin/sendmail.  There is no such file conflict for most of
these other network services.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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