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Re: update-inetd problem

	Subject: Re: update-inetd problem
	Date: Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 09:49:22AM -0700

In reply to:Dwight Johnson

Quoting Dwight Johnson(dwj@aaronsrod.com):
> On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Shaul Karl wrote:
> > > # update-inetd --add telnet
> > > The entry definition does not contain any whitespace characters!
> > > 
> > > What does this message mean? What am I doing wrong?
> > > 
> > I do not understand you well, can you write the context of what you are doing?
> > Anyway, if you are just trying to run update-inetd and are getting this 
> > message then you might check the possibility that the script is broken.
> I am running Debian 2.2., a new installation (my first). I would like to
> add telnet to the services of inetd.conf. The file cautions me to use only
> update-inetd to do this.
> My general question is 'How do I use update-inetd to add telnet to my
> inetd.conf services?' I have read the update-inetd man page and the
> associated man pages and it is still not clear.

Have to admit I didn't know about the update-inetd program either.
After checking the man page, it doesn't seem very  'newbie friendly'.

I did a grep of the HOWTO Directory for inetd.  You might tahe a look at:

They all have sections covering inetd.conf.  

This little script might help.

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if [ "$1" = "" ]; then
        ls /usr/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/ |less
#       gunzip -c /usr/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/$1-HOWTO.gz | less
    gunzip -c /usr/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/$1-HOWTO.txt.gz | less

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