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Re: socket-based activation has unmaintainable security?

On Thu, 7 Feb 2013, Salvo Tomaselli wrote:
Yes but the xinetd process keeps the socket open, then on new connection forks
and gives the service the fd of the new connection, retaining the fd for the
listener part.

Which means that on every connection it has to fork (and that's extremely

Only true for "nowait" entries. "wait" entries will pass the listening socket to the process which then accepts connections itself.

Edward Allcutt

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