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Bug 506028 - app-backup/amanda-3.3.3-r1 can be used without inetd
Summary: app-backup/amanda-3.3.3-r1 can be used without inetd
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Robin Johnson
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-28 05:03 UTC by Christopher Head
Modified: 2014-06-24 04:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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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!