Inetd and multiple IP addresses

Frank Shute frank at
Mon Mar 16 05:54:13 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 03:38:05AM +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. 

You want to have a look at hosts_access(5)

I've got this in /etc/hosts.allow as an example:

leafnode: : allow




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