Xhier and Ubuntu Linux

How well does xhier work with Ubuntu Linux? I took a machine, williams.cscf, running Warty Warthog and xhiered it from debian31.cscf.

The results were moderately pleasing.

I ran into one issue right off the start: inetd kills itself when it sees as many repeated rshd spawns as xh-first-time generates. This can be fixed by changing the statement "nowait" to something like "nowait.1000" in /etc/inetd.conf on the client machine for each of the "r" services.

This eventually leads to the following gripe:

williams.cscf config file regeneration output:
  xh-services-sanity: Possible services file conflicts:
       frox            2121/tcp                        # frox: caching ftp proxy
       iprop           2121/tcp                        # incremental propagation
  xh-merge-inetd-conf: line 31 of /etc/inetd.conf: invalid value for wait/nowait, found "nowait.1000    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  /usr/sbin/in.rshd"
  xh-merge-inetd-conf: services regeneration aborted

Other packages that seemed to cause no problems:

  • tcsh
  • termcap
  • termcap_arch
  • security (and suw works)
  • ssh-config-1

-- MikePatterson - 01 Apr 2005

My suspicion is that the inet daemon problem was cured with Hoary, since I haven't noticed it with my 5.04 installs... Just a thought.

Here's a UbuntuXhierHowto ...

-- DanielAllen - 07 Sep 2005

Nope, it's back in Dapper, at least for me.

-- MikePatterson - 26 September 2006

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