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From: "Matt Drew" <matt.drew@...>
Subject: Re: TCP Wrapper Documentation
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:17:59 -0500
I can think of three reasons: less clutter, less maintenance, and
keeping the machine from wasting time parsing the file on busy systems
that may have libwrap-enabled applications, but where no access
controls have been configured.

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 7:32 PM, James Stull <rivitir@...> wrote:
> Thank you for all the suggestions, they have been very helpful and I now
> have my tcp wrappers up and running.
>
> Just out of curiosity, why doesn't the ebuild install /etc/hosts.allow/deny
> with some basic configuration examples or at least empty files?
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:50 PM, brant williams <brant@...> wrote:
>>
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>> Hi there...
>>
>> You can also install the "DenyHosts" package, which will parse your syslog
>> for failed ssh entries, and then update/maintain /etc/hosts.{allow,deny}.
>>
>> http://denyhosts.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> You can run it as a daemon, or from within cron.
>>
>> hth
>> - -brant
>>
>> brant williams
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>>
>> On Sat, 10 Jan 2009, Chris O'Regan wrote:
>>
>>> Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:51:47 -0500
>>> From: Chris O'Regan <chris.oregan@...>
>>> Reply-To: gentoo-security@g.o
>>> To: gentoo-security@g.o
>>> Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] TCP Wrapper Documentation
>>>
>>> Search for "tcp wrappers howto" on Google. Yes, this must be
>>> maintained manually. I recommend to do away with /etc/host.deny and
>>> have "ALL :ALL@ALL :deny" as the last line of /etc/hosts.allow.
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 11:51 PM, James Stull <rivitir@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I have a gentoo desktop profile system and I would like to use tcp
>>>> wrappers
>>>> to secure certain services like ssh. I followed the documentation I
>>>> could
>>>> find from the security guide to install the ebuild but I don't have the
>>>> /etc/hosts.allow or hosts.deny. Do I have to manually create these? Is
>>>> their
>>>> any other documentation available that I can use to help me install and
>>>> configure it properly?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help.
>>>>
>>>
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References:
TCP Wrapper Documentation
-- James Stull
Re: TCP Wrapper Documentation
-- Chris O'Regan
Re: TCP Wrapper Documentation
-- brant williams
Re: TCP Wrapper Documentation
-- James Stull
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