[PC-BSD Testing] How to make inetd in 8-alpha play?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Oct 19 08:37:22 PDT 2009

On Mon, 19 Oct 2009, Walt Pawley wrote:

> I've been trying for a few days to get inetd to actually work.
> I'm most likely missing something that's obvious, but I've sort
> of run out of ideas as to what to Google, apropos, etc. to find
> the missing link.
> I've un-commented the services I want in /etc/inetd.conf and
> bumbled into un-commenting the ALL : ALL : allow line in
> /etc/hosts.allow (first time I've run into this for some
> reason) and enabled inetd at boot (it does run - just won't let
> me connect to anything). By adding the -d option to inetd, I
> get errors for each service that ipsec initialization failed,
> though subsequent diagnostic output seemed to indicate that
> inetd didn't care and was enabling the service.
> About the only thing I've seen about the latter is that it
> occurs when ipsec isn't compiled into the kernel.
> What am I missing?
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> Walter M. Pawley <walt at wump.org>
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Do you have inetd_enable in rc.conf?


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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