Bug 21695 - twist option in hosts.deny
twist option in hosts.deny
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-04 13:56 EST by charles finlay
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-05 17:59:18 EST
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Description charles finlay 2000-12-04 13:56:41 EST
xinetd can use /etc/hosts.deny. The following syntax has been acceptable
to the wrappers for years.

in.ftpd:ALL:twist /bin/echo "421 host (%h) does not have access to %s";
/usr/local/etc/tcpd_report %d %u %h

where tcpd_report is just a mail announcement script.

/var/log/messages reports:

Dec  4 13:19:38 bryce xinetd[22167]: error: /etc/hosts.deny, line 21: twist
option in resident process
Dec  4 13:19:38 bryce xinetd[22167]: refused connect from

replacing twist with spawn works.

using ftp for test.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-12-04 18:47:15 EST
Confirmed... it works once, then xinetd exits. Looking into it.
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-01-21 17:36:41 EST
This is fixed in xinetd-, coming soon to a Rawhide near you.

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