Subject Re: [ib-support] Address already in use -- when starting InterBas e
Author Brad Pepers
On November 9, 2001 12:35 am, Martijn Tonies wrote:
> Hi,
> I believe (but I'm not really into Linux) that xinetd.conf is the newer
> version of inetd.conf - they behave the same.

They serve the same roles but configuration is different. With inetd it was
all in one file (/etc/inetd.conf) which made it hard for install scripts to
add their configuration and then remove it when uninstalled. The xinetd
configuration is stored in a diectory (/etc/xinetd.d) and the config info for
each server is a separate config file. So installing and removing a service
is just a matter of copying in a file or removing it (and tweaking the xinetd
daemon to let it know there is a new config file).

Brad Pepers