inetd.conf in linux

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# 1  
Old 10-23-2006
inetd.conf in linux

I need to put the following line in inetd.conf:
stats stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/local/bin/mrtgsysinfo mrtgsysinfo
but my version of linux don't seem to allow that, ie there is no inetd.conf. How do i set that up in linux (red hat enterprise 3).
# 2  
Old 10-23-2006
Go to the /etc/xinetd.d directory. You'll need to create a file (usually named after the program) and put your entries in there. Something like this (don't take my word for it, check out the xinetd man page):

service stats
        server = /usr/local/bin/mrtgsysinfo
        user = nobody
        socket_type = stream
        protocol = tcp
        wait = no

# 3  
Old 10-24-2006
Thanks for the reply, still stuck

However when i try to do the following , which works on all my solaris boxes.....

telnet otlnx001 7260

I get....

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

obviously i am missing something, both hosts.allow and hosts.deny are empty.
# 4  
Old 10-24-2006
error when running xinetd in debug

I also ran xinetd in debug mode. It gave me the following error:

06/10/24@11:37:08: ERROR: 366 {service_fill} Port not specified and can't find service:stats with getservbyname
# 5  
Old 10-24-2006
That's why I said to man xinetd. I gave you a quick and dirty file that may have no relation to what you really need Smilie

Based on the site you probably grabbed this from ( and your error message, you still need to update /etc/services.

Each system runs the script from inetd, so /etc/services &
/etc/inetd.conf need to be updated.
# added by dmz for mrtg
stats 7260/tcp

# added by dmz 0330 for mrtg
stats stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/local/bin/mrtgsysinfo mrtgsysinfo
It's not going to know what port to be listening on unless you add the info to /etc/services (or possibly in the xinetd file as a "port = 7260" line).

# 6  
Old 10-24-2006
Already did that

I already had the line in the services file. I also tried your ports= in the xinetd file but it did not change anything.
# 7  
Old 10-24-2006
Could you please let me know which OS are you using? If you are using redhat or fedora. seems iptables are blocking the port.

Let me know

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