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Bug 6320 - tcp_wrappers doesn't like ALL:ALL in hosts.deny with no newline
tcp_wrappers doesn't like ALL:ALL in hosts.deny with no newline
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcp_wrappers (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-25 00:29 EDT by bopol
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-25 00:29:28 EDT
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Description bopol 1999-10-25 00:29:28 EDT
in hosts.deny (i forget if it's the default, or if i added
it myself) i have


so the line ends with EOF not end of line.  tcpd doesn't
like this and IGNORES it.  in the logs i get:

warning: /etc/hosts.deny, line 9: missing newline or line
too long

but then tcpd allows the connection through since it doesn't
think ALL:ALL is a good rule that should be applied.

tcpd should be fixed so that it accepts end of file as end
of a line.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-27 16:23:08 EDT
tcp_wrappers already has a well defined parser, fix your file rather than the

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