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Bug 506028

Summary: app-backup/amanda-3.3.3-r1 can be used without inetd
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Christopher Head <bugs>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Robin Johnson <robbat2>
Severity: normal CC: app-backup, dustin, lists, proxy-maint
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Christopher Head 2014-03-28 05:03:04 UTC
I believe that Amanda should not have a hard dependency on virtual/inetd. There are a number of use cases where no inetd is needed:

- The installed copy of Amanda is going to back up other machines, but the local machine is not going to be backed up, so no listening dæmon is needed.
- The local machine will be backed up using the “local” auth method, and therefore does not need an inetd.

There might be other cases too, like where SSH is used. There’s no harm in just dropping a file in /etc/xinetd.d, but it would be nice to not have the package installed.
Comment 1 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2014-06-23 15:49:49 UTC
Comment 2 Christopher Head 2014-06-24 04:37:35 UTC
Thank you!