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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

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Configuring xinetd and inetd

In this part of this chapter, you learn how to configure Linux super-daemons. Most Linux distributions install a wide variety of network services during the system installation process. Most of these services, such as Telnet, are very handy and provide a valuable service. However, they aren’t needed most of the time. We need a way to provide these services when requested but then unload them when they aren’t needed, saving memory, reducing CPU utilization, and increasing the overall security of the system.

Depending upon your distribution, there are two ways to do this. The following options are discussed here:

• Configuring xinetd

• Configuring inetd

Configuring xinetd

Many Linux distributions include a special daemon ...

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