Inetd and multiple IP addresses

Tim Judd tajudd at
Thu Mar 12 22:05:24 PDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 03:38 +0100, skx wrote:
> I have inetd configured to open a listening port for leafnode 
>  nntp stream tcp nowait news /usr/libexec/tcpd /usr/local/sbin/leafnode
> but this opens the port on all IP addresses associated with this machine. 
> I would like to choose only one. 
> I tried 
> stream tcp nowait 
> news /usr/libexec/tcpd /usr/local/sbin/leafnode
> but it doesn't work
>  Mar 11 02:59:21 rewers inetd[89528]: unknown 
> service
> What am I doing wrong? Isn't ip:service_name a correct entry? 
> FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p1 with custom kernel if that matters. 


see option -a

put it in your rc.conf, as inetd_flags
I do this for all my hosts so I have a tighter reign on the problem

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