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Old 09-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Smile SW13.0 pppoe-setup and wicd/router-dsl need inetd?


In SW12.2, using pppoe for dsl internet connection, I disabled inetd service(to tighten security since I wasn't on a network).
In SW13.0 install netcfg(?) didn't setup my new router-dsl connection so I again used pppoe-setup. After initial setup I installed wicd--wc I use in Arch and other linuxes--to keep things consistent. Wicd detected and setup the router-dsl connection and added a wired-connection icon to kde4.2x taskbar panel.
Question is do I need inetd running for my router-dsl connection? I am not "networked" otherwise. I didn't unselect it during install/setup of services since I wasn't sure. Thx.

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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your ok when you installed wicd it changed your /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf wicd will run as usual. the thing is the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf can be set to readonly not sure why you think you have better security let me know if you know of a good reason to do this.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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If it isn't needed then there would be one less daemon/service(like samba and ssh) running. Some old jetblackz slackware9.0 thru 10.2 config articles suggest turning off what/services you don't use if you're using desktop pc with just internet connection. My Arch install has the network daemon turned off and also just uses wicd. Likewise Ubuntu,Mandriva and Centos5.3 have many services turned off and give me speedier desktops. Thx for your reply.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 03:37 AM   #4
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I still don't know if turning off inetd(BSD internet super daemon) will affect the wicd(wired-router-dsl) function. /etc/rc.wicd start/stops wicd daemon. /etc/rc.d/inet2 is not needed(no network per se). /etc/rc.d/inet1 and /etc/rc.d/inet1.conf? if required by wicd. Arch has network and nfs daemons stopped and wicd daemon starting at boot.
With just pppoe-setup the inetd service was not turned on during install and the inet1 and inet2 scripts were commented out. The internet connection worked fine and SW12.2 was snappier.
 
Old 09-24-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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Again for SW13(32bit/ext3)I'm using router/dsl to connect to internet and otherwise not on network; pppoe-setup works and wicd works to setup wired-connection. inetd is not needed and it could be de-selected during install or stopped later by editting /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd.
 
  


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