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Old 12-08-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Is this host.allow syntax okay?


I was hoping someone could look at this and tell me if it is alright. I read the man page, but even though it has references to "daemon_list" and "client_list," it does not give examples of how to refer to more than one client or service per line, and I don't know if I got it right. I am not sure about the spaces, etc. Maybe I should make a separate rule for each service? Or is this okay? Help appreciated.

# hosts.allow   This file contains access rules which are used to
#               allow or deny connections to network services that
#               either use the tcp_wrappers library or that have been
#               started through a tcp_wrappers-enabled xinetd.
vsftpd, sshd, slapd, rcpbind, snmpd:, localhost

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Old 12-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #2
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Found something in man 5 hosts_access that says list elements should be separated by blanks and/or commas. I missed it the first time, sorry. So I think it is alright.
Old 12-10-2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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the format I'm staring at suggests daemon: <ip0> <ip1>

but besides
sshd: <ip0> <ip1>
what else can be used instead of sshd?
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