xinetd as a inetd replacement

Emmet Hikory emmet.hikory at
Mon Jun 25 01:18:59 BST 2007

On 6/25/07, Kjeldgaard Morten <mok at> wrote:
> Inetd should be removed from the distribution altogether, IMHO. It is
> outdated, and superceeded by the superior xinetd which has much
> better configuration and security features.

    The xinetd license is GPL-incompatible, and the current
distributed version may not be in compliance (I'm not an expert, but I
believe there are patches in place without accompanying documentation
in COPYING).  While the featureset is great, this may not be the best
basis for a default component.


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