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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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xinetd: Extended Internet Superdaemon

Web site: http://www.synack.net/xinetd/

Download: http://www.synack.net/xinetd/xinetd-2.1.8.8p3.tar.gz

Version: 2.1.8.8p3

xinetd is a replacement for the standard inetd (Internet superdaemon). It provides access control, logging, and other useful features over the inetd that ships with the system. One of the differences between xinetd and inetd is the configuration file’s format. inetd.conf cannot be used with xinetd and must be rewritten for xinetd. The good news is that xinetd.conf is much more flexible and allows greater control over xinetd’s behavior. xinetd also can be used to prevent denial of service (DoS) attacks by limiting the number of connections and processes launched to serve these processes. ...

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