inetd and security

Ceri Davies ceri at
Thu Jan 26 04:20:07 PST 2006

On 25 Jan 2006, at 01:09, Playnet wrote:

> Hello freebsd-questions,
>   What better for security reasons?
> Inetd, xinetd, standalone? As sample -- vsftpd.
> As i know, inetd insecure and deprecated. But what better, xinetd or
> standalone?

There's nothing inherently insecure about inetd, and I think that
our implementation is just fine.

As for {x,}inetd vs standalone, that depends entirely on your kind
of load.

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                   -- Moliere

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