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tcpdchk - tcp wrapper configuration checker


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tcpdchk [-a] [-d] [-i inet_conf] [-v]


tcpdchk examines your tcp wrapper configuration and reports all potential and real problems it can find. The program examines the tcpd access control files (by default, these are /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny), and compares the entries in these files against entries in the inetd or tlid network configuration files.

tcpdchk reports problems such as non-existent pathnames; services that appear in tcpd access control rules, but are not controlled by tcpd; services that should not be wrapped; non-existent host names or non-internet address forms; occurrences of host aliases instead of official host names; hosts with a name/address conflict; inappropriate use of wildcard patterns; inappropriate use of NIS netgroups or references to non-existent NIS netgroups; references to non-existent options; invalid arguments to options; and so on.

Where possible, tcpdchk provides a helpful suggestion to fix the problem.


-a Report access control rules that permit access without an explicit ALLOW keyword. This applies only when the extended access control language is enabled (build with -DPROCESS_OPTIONS).
-d Examine hosts.allow and hosts.deny files in the current directory instead of the default ones.
"-i inet_conf" Specify this option when tcpdchk is unable to find your inetd.conf or tlid.conf network configuration file, or when you suspect that the program uses the wrong one.
-v Display the contents of each access control rule. Daemon lists, client lists, shell commands and options are shown in a pretty-printed format; this makes it easier for you to spot any discrepancies between what you want and what the program understands.


The default locations of the tcpd access control tables are:



tcpdmatch(8), explain what tcpd would do in specific cases.hosts_access(5), format of the tcpd access control tables.hosts_options(5), format of the language extensions.inetd.conf(5), format of the inetd control file.tlid.conf(5), format of the tlid control file.


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