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Re: proposal: inetd improvements.

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Manuel Bouyer wrote:

>inetd is probably the wrong tool for such a case. inetd if for light-load
>services where you're likely to get a few requests per minutes in normal
>use (e.g. fingerd, rwalld, the amanda daemons, ...). For the load you
>describe you want a specialized, pre-forking or multithreaded daemon.
>Actually I'm using inetd's trottle feature on production systems and
>I'm happy with it.

Right, and I'm proposing extending inetd to be able to subsume more
use cases which makes the requirements a bit more stringent.  I do
not think that it's a great idea to unnecessarily limit the
applicability of inetd to light-load services.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://Imrryr.ORG/~elric/

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