inetd vs standalone daemon
gert.cuykens at gmail.com
Sun Mar 27 11:51:55 PST 2005
On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:05:11 +0200, cpghost at cordula.ws
<cpghost at cordula.ws> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 07:46:09PM +0200, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> > Can i delete inetd ?
> Why would you want to? Just don't enable it from /etc/rc.conf
> and you'll be fine. If you need it, you can always enable it
> later. Many machines run just fine without inetd. It all depends
> what you wanna do.
> > 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.
i think its less wasteful cpu time to run separate daemons then to run
1 big daemon. Because the big daemon needs to find out which service
it needs to start every time a fedex guy is knocking at the door while
a separate daemon already knows what it needs to do before the fedex
guy is standing at the door.
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