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CompTIA® Linux+ / LPIC-1 Cert Guide: (Exams LX0-103 & LX0-104/101-400 & 102-400) by Sean Walberg, Ross Brunson

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xinetd Configuration Files

The xinetd daemon initially uses the /etc/xinetd.conf file to set a few daemon configuration settings and the defaults that will be picked up by all xinetd’s governed services and to specify the include directory. (These defaults are overridden by any settings in the individual service configuration files.)

The “include” directory is typically /etc/xinetd.d, which contains a single text file for each governed service. The service configuration files contain the definition of a service and any special settings that need to be set for correct functioning. Figure 20-1 shows the relationships between the components of the xinetd services and files.

Figure 20-1 How xinetd works

As you can see, xinetd reads /etc/xinetd.conf ...

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