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Re: Question about whehter xinetd is still used.

> On Tuesday 26 May 2009, Mike Burger wrote:
>>> I just noticed that my F10 system does not even have xinetd installed.
>>> I
>>> can certainly install it if I want, but I was just suprised that it was
>>> not installed by default. Is there a movement to get rid of xinetd?
>>> It's
>>> just that I remember that the trend used to be to move more server
>>> processes to be added to the inetd config. Am I missing something?
>>xinetd is available for F10...it depends, greatly, on what options you
>>chose when you installed. For example, if you didn't select to install
>>telnet or some other tools, it may not have opted to install xinetd.
>>Many services do not run, usually, from xinetd, such as ssh or httpd,
>>though they could be made to do so
>>Was there something specific that you wanted to run, that would normally
>>require xinetd?
> The backup program amanda comes to mind, portions of its server utils are
> xinetd.d controlled.

I'm guessing, then, that "yum install amanda" would then install xinetd as
a prerequisite.

But, as noted, if Amanda was not selected at install time, like telnet
server, etc., Anaconda would not have grabbed xinetd for installation.

Mike Burger

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