Re: hosts.allow, Apache and others
tcpwrappers is, IMO, a quite deprecated tool, firewalls are reliable
and more adequate this days.
To answer your question, if apache is started by xinetd, host.* files
are relevant, most distributions now dont bind apache to xinetd, i'm
not even sure if it's convenient, I would think that it is not because
apache keeps child processes for faster response.
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