Sharing hosts.deny

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at
Mon Oct 25 05:42:49 UTC 2010

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 7:11 AM, Michael <mmorse757 at> wrote:
> I have a bunch of entries in my hosts file with the line
> added.  I have always seen the hosts.deny and hosts.allow files  but
> never know how to use them.  When I google hosts.deny it says something
> about blocking a range of IP addresses.  Is it safe to assume that using
> hosts.deny is more effective/better than just adding entries to the
> hosts file?
hosts.deny and hosts are different files for different purposes.

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