VETO! Re: heads up: tcpwrappers support going away

Karl O. Pinc kop at
Sat Apr 26 11:35:08 EST 2014

On 04/25/2014 08:14:38 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:

> It's integration with SSH has helped make SSH safer to configure when
> touching the firewall was out of the scope of the host specific 
> admin,
> and I've personally encountered such situations. (Do not get me
> *started* on Puppet, Tuttle, CFengine and Chef admins who will insist
> on retaining sitewide control of the firewall configs and really 
> don't
> know how to do them well.) iptables and pif are ikely to be 
> overridden
> in a larger environment by someone else's standards, but you can get
> away with noticeably improved system access control despite this by
> configuring at least tcp_wrappers.

I bet sshd could be run from a tcpwrapper enabled inetd
using 'sshd -D'.

Karl <kop at>
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