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Old 07-21-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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To xinetd or not to xinetd?


I've been reading the RUTE Linux book and they recommend the use of xinetd to run services. However, this book is already a bit outdated, and I was wondering whether this still applies to today's circumstances?

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it depends what the services are. What context do you have in mind? It's good for spawning simple services reliably without running them constantly. Does a good enough job of that. Certainly if you want to write your own small network services it's great as it removes a lot of work for the developer.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply acid_kewpie

Basically I want to run a mail server, proxy server, dns server, dhcp server and samba.
 
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Neither one needs Xinetd.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #5
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corrr, imagine spawning a brand new instance on named for every single DNS query... that'd be fun.
 
  


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