Does /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny have any use whatsoever in RHEL 8?

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  • /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny are present on RHEL 8 Beta system. They are in the setup-2.12.2-1.el8.noarch rpm. What is the purpose now when tcp_wrappers is no longer available?
  • Do /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny have any use whatsoever in RHEL 8?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8
  • tcp_wrappers
  • firewalld

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