inetd vs standalone daemon

Marty Landman MLandman at
Sun Mar 27 11:48:54 PST 2005

At 02:05 PM 3/27/2005, cpghost at wrote:
>On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 07:46:09PM +0200, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> > I vote we get rid of inetd :)
>No. With inetd, you can also turn regular filters into network
>aware programs (sort of). And not every network service is always
>needed all the time. Having a deamon for each of those seldom used
>services hanging around is just wastful.

How much wasting is going on though? Can I get a good feel for resources 
consumed by looking at 'top'?

I'm happy with my set up the way it is and am just asking in the hopes of 
learning more than I know (not very hard at this point).


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