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15.5. Additional Resources

Additional information concerning TCP wrappers and xinetd is available from system documentation and on the Web.

15.5.1. Installed Documentation

The bundled documentation on your system is a good place to start looking for additional TCP Wrappers, xinetd, and access control configuration options.

  • /usr/share/doc/tcp_wrappers-<version>/ — Contains a README file that discusses how TCP wrappers work and the various hostname and host address spoofing risks that exist.

  • /usr/share/doc/xinetd-<version>/ — Includes a README file that discusses aspects of access control and a sample.conf file with various ideas for modifying service-specific configuration files in the /etc/xinetd.d/ directory.

  • man 5 hosts_access — The man page for the TCP wrappers hosts access control files.

  • man hosts_options — The man page for the TCP wrappers options fields.

  • man xinetd.conf — The man page listing xinetd configuration options.

  • man xinetd — The man page for the xinetd super service daemon.

15.5.2. Useful Websites

15.5.3. Related Books

  • Red Hat Linux Security Guide ; Red Hat, Inc. — Provides an overview of workstation, server, and network security with specific suggestions regarding TCP wrappers and xinetd.

  • Hacking Linux Exposed by Brian Hatch, James Lee, and George Kurtz; Osbourne/McGraw-Hill — An excellent security resource with featuring information about TCP wrappers and xinetd.

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