[Ilugc] Debian installation
- From: linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
- Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 15:27:24 +0530
Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
SRS> 2. running daemons from inetd
Whats the problem with that?
probably the worst possible way to run a daemon, I'd say. xinetd is a
Call an inetd run program often enough and it starts limiting the number
of conenctions possible to it - and if it doesn't do so, it is
vulnerable to a trivial attack where you call it multiple times, and it
forks multiple copies to make your system crawl.
More efficient is the standard unix tcp daemon mode - running
continuously in the background (like sendmail -bd) rather than waking up
when called and forking a copy of the program like [x]inetd does.
If you want a far better alternative to [x]inetd there's ucspi-tcp and
daemontools (which might be familiar from a qmail install, but which has
the sort of license that will prevent it from being bundled with debian
except as "non free")
I manage. So I atleast have one case where the reverse is true. Its
not like Debian policy forces you not to install packages from source.
Not debian policy - but the installations are so completely different
that a standard source install will hopelessly break things.
Not so in slackware or freebsd.
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