md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes: > On Nov 29, Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> - create a /etc/inetd.d directory > Wrong approach. Write an update-inetd replacement which can maintain its > own database and can compare it to an existing configuration to know if > the local admin changed something. I don't see a great difference here, to be honest, since both achieve the same end. - Your approach is opaque to the user, allowing direct editing of the non-conffile /etc/inetd.conf with rather complex parsing and comparison code. - My approach is non-opaque to the user, requiring editing of a inet.d/service file for each service, but with a trivial parser which will be both understandable and maintainable. The former approach is nicer in theory, but I do have to wonder why we haven't done so already. My guess is that it's rather difficult and no one cared enough to devote the effort. But, we do need to do something--the current approach is not good enough IMO. >> IIRC I did mention something along these lines for consideration > So I probably already told you that you were wrong. A detailed explanation of why would be helpful. I'd like to understand your rationale. Thanks, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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