Subject: Re: hosts.deny has no effect for ntalkd
To: None <>
From: Charles Blundell <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/07/2002 22:37:37
on Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 01:01:57PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> (I don't think providing "tcpd" is of any use on NetBSD -- it would be a
> lot of work to bring it up to par.)

and would not work anyhow. talkd needs to call hosts_access(3) functions
itself because it, by design, handles data from multiple sources without
returning to inetd.

> I think it would be "safe" to use libwrap in (at least my version of)
> inetd to control UDP servers, however I haven't tried this yet.

i don't see how you are going to stop udp packets that are not
permitted, without modifying the server program. could you elaborate?