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Ok I know this has been posted how many times here, but I still don't quite get it.
I am trying to install qmail and all is working except one of the instructions says to put a line in my inetd.conf file, and of course I don't have one, (redhat 7.2) everything I read says I can put it in my xinetd.conf, but once again I don't have one, in my /etc I have both a inet.d directory with a bunch of scripts that run at startup and a xinetd.d directory with nothing in it.
Can I put another file in my inet.d directory with the command I need?
This is the line that I need to put somewhere:
smtp stream tcp nowait qmaild /var/qmail/bin/tcp-env tcp-env /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd
Thank you for explaining to this confused linux user who just wants to understand.
This is a fresh install of redhat 7.2, I did the very base install and have built it from there. I will check to see if there is an xinetd rpm to install, if anyone else has a suggestion I would love you hear it, (besides slackware or something, I would like that for personal but do not have time to learn it for production servers)
Well, I guess you'll have to read up on
both inetd and xinetd and their configuration
Xinted.conf is *just* (well, not quite, but
pretty much so) a pointer to the xinted.d
directory which contains files that hold
information on specific services.
The line you want to insert is a line for
inetd, but I think we agree that your system
is (was?) using xinetd (which still is RedHats
preferred demon) ... xinetd doesn't operate
on a line basis. It operates on a file basis,
and in it's files it uses a "two dimensional"
layout using keyword/value pairs per line.
Look at your existing /etc/xinted.d/* and try to
suss it out for yourself mate :)