Additional information concerning TCP wrappers and
xinetd is available from system documentation and on the Internet.
17.5.1. Installed Documentation
The bundled documentation on your system is a good place to start looking for additional TCP Wrappers,
xinetd, and access control configuration options.
/usr/share/doc/tcp_wrappers-<version>/ — This directory contains a
README file that discusses how TCP wrappers work and the various hostname and host address spoofing risks that exist.
/usr/share/doc/xinetd-<version>/ — This directory contains a
README file that discusses aspects of access control and a
sample.conf file with various ideas for modifying service-specific configuration files in the
TCP wrappers and
xinetd related man pages — There are a number of man pages for the various applications and configuration files involved with TCP wrappers and
xinetd. The following lists some of the more important man pages.
- Server Applications
- Configuration Files
man 5 hosts_access — The man page for the TCP wrappers hosts access control files.
man hosts_options — The man page for the TCP wrappers options fields.
man xinetd.conf — The man page listing
xinetd configuration options.