How to install and setup an example service with xinetd on RHEL 8 Linux - LinuxConfig.org


#1

Xinetd, or the Extended Internet Services Daemon, is a so-called super-server. You can configure it to listen in the place of many services, and start the service that should handle an incoming request only when there it actually arrives to the system - thus saving resources. While this may not seem to be a big deal on a system where traffic is relatively permanent, this service in the front of another approach does have some neat advantages, like logging or access control.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-xinetd-service-in-redhat-8