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From disabling unneeded services to utilizing sudo, lock down your Linux box.
The /etc/xinetd.conf file (previously the inetd.conf file) controls many Unix services, including File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Telnet. It determines what services are available to the system.The xinetd (like inetd) service is a super server listening for incoming network activity for a range of services. It determines the actual nature of the service being requested and launches the appropriate server. The primary reason for the design is to avoid having to start and run a large number of low-volume servers. Additionally, xinetd’s ability to launch services on demand means that only the needed number of servers is run.
 read more | mail this link | score:5083 | -Ray, July 9, 2003
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