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Re: Listening Ports

On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 05:49:55PM -0700, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> * Alexander Reelsen (ref@tretmine.org) [010910 01:24]:
> > On Sun, Sep 09, 2001 at 06:31:57PM -0400, hpknight wrote:
> > > It depends on the process that is binding the port.  If you're using
> > > xinetd you can specify which interface to bind the port on.  If the
> > > program/daemon doesn't allow you to specify interfaces, then you're stuck
> > > .. unless you want to do some fancy stuff with ipchains/iptables to
> > > redirect ports, or hack up the daemon.
> > inetd also has this feature (not very well documented).
> > use service@ip in inetd.conf in order to use that feature.
> How's that? in my example, I'd like exim to bind only to the loopback
> interface. I tried either of these 2 lines, with the respective error
> from /var/log/daemon.log following each:
	FYI the "Securing Debian Manual" tells you how to easily do this
by editing exim's conf file.


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