inetd vs xinetd

inetd vs xinetd

Post by Simon Timm » Sat, 17 Jan 2004 14:28:08

I was looking into inetd and xinetd, basically i was wondering what advantages
or disadvantages one has over the other. I have done some research on the
topic, the results of which are basically that xinetd is more secure and
provides more granular control of the services. I have also read that xinetd
cannot provide any sort of control over RPCs while inetd can. I was wondering
if anybody had and personal experience or comments they would be so kind as
to share with me. I would be most appreciative of your help.

Thank you so much,

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2. DRb and xinetd / inetd


I've written a simple DRb service and I'd like to run it under xinetd
so that xinetd can babysit it and restart it if it crashes.

I tried my script with no modifications and it didn't work, because
(obviously in hindsight) xinetd opens the port that my DRb service is
configured to listen to, so it refuses to start up.

How can I rewrite my script so that it starts a DRb service listening
on the socket that xinetd passes to the process when it starts up?



PS my script, trimmed to only show the relevant parts:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby

require 'drb'
require 'myserver'

puts "DRb infra login service listening on #{DRb.uri}"

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