More information about TCP Wrappers and
xinetd is available from system documentation and on the Internet.
188.8.131.52. Installed Documentation
The documentation on your system is a good place to start looking for additional configuration options for TCP Wrappers,
xinetd, and access control.
/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 — A number of man pages exist for the various applications and configuration files involved with TCP Wrappers and
xinetd. The following are 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.