xinetd on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Last updated: May 26,2022

1. Install xinetd package

Please follow the instructions below to install xinetd package:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install xinetd

2. Uninstall / Remove xinetd package

Please follow the instructions below to uninstall xinetd package:

sudo apt remove xinetd
sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove

3. Details of xinetd package

Package: xinetd
Architecture: amd64
Version: 1:
Priority: extra
Section: universe/net
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers
Original-Maintainer: Salvo 'LtWorf' Tomaselli
Installed-Size: 303
Provides: inet-superserver
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.14), libselinux1 (>= 1.32), libwrap0 (>= 7.6-4~), netbase, lsb-base (>= 3.0-6)
Recommends: rsyslog | system-log-daemon, logrotate, update-inetd
Conflicts: inet-superserver
Filename: pool/universe/x/xinetd/xinetd_2.3.15.3-1_amd64.deb
Size: 107532
MD5sum: a16b295ed611011b1722ae292e7e0f6d
SHA1: d348fc78f27e1b60ceefcf8bcbc802f7e2588abb
SHA256: 6804ebf7460faa1cb3acb8346f48a32e27b756a88ba11e5dc0e21e145879809b
Description-en: replacement for inetd with many enhancements
xinetd has access control mechanisms, extensive logging capabilities,
the ability to make services available based on time, and can place
limits on the number of servers that can be started, among other things.
It has the ability to redirect TCP streams to a remote host and port.
This is useful for those of that use IP masquerading, or NAT, and want
to be able to reach your internal hosts.
It also has the ability to bind specific services to specific interfaces.
This is useful when you want to make services available for your internal
network, but not the rest of the world. Or to have a different service
running on the same port, but different interfaces.
Description-md5: dc305c474ff901c52b71c07c0ec109d0