[distcc] Re: xinetd 2.3.11-1.8.0

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Wed May 21 01:39:29 GMT 2003

On 20 May 2003, Jeff <rustysawdust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dag Wieers wrote:
> >The xinetd packages is always replacing /etc/services so that Red Hat can 
> >update the file. It would be nice if there was a /etc/services.d ;-)
> Although my services file probably did get overwritten during the 
> upgrade, distcc used to work fine without a services entry! I guess that 
> was part of the security fix to xinetd?

I would assume you can just specify a port number rather than a
service name in xinetd.conf and then it won't matter.  distcc doesn't
care whether the service name exists.

> >However, since distcc has a registered port with IANA, I would guess that 
> >in the not-so-distant future distcc would be part of Red Hat's list
> >?

They ought to update from the IANA standard list.


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