17.4.3. Altering xinetd Configuration Files

There are a large assortment of directives available for xinetd protected services. This section highlights some of the more commonly used options.

17.4.3.1. Logging Options

The following logging options are available for both /etc/xinetd.conf and the service-specific configuration files within the /etc/xinetd.d/ directory.
Below is a list of some of the more commonly used logging options:
  • ATTEMPT — Logs the fact that a failed attempt was made (log_on_failure).
  • DURATION — Logs the length of time the service is used by a remote system (log_on_success).
  • EXIT — Logs the exit status or termination signal of the service (log_on_success).
  • HOST — Logs the remote host's IP address (log_on_failure and log_on_success).
  • PID — Logs the process ID of the server receiving the request (log_on_success).
  • USERID — Logs the remote user using the method defined in RFC 1413 for all multi-threaded stream services (log_on_failure and log_on_success).
For a complete list of logging options, refer to the xinetd.conf man page.