Dropping tcp_wrappers support.

Thomas Penteker tek at serverop.de
Wed Aug 10 15:18:37 UTC 2011


* Johnny (gloomyquazar at mail.ru) wrote:
> Hi.

Hello!

> Archlinux's developers are dropping tcp_wrappers support. Aren't CRUX devs
> doing to do the same step?
> http://www.archlinux.org/news/dropping-tcp_wrappers-support/

"This is due to upstream not having released a new version since April 1997."
is NO argument. The security-side benefits may be doubted (ip addresses can be
forged).  tcpwrappers allows one to block clients by netaddresses without the 
need for iptables. It's easy and it's clean. Let's stick with tcp_wrappers.

regards, Thomas

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