tcpdmatch - tcp wrapper oracle


   tcpdmatch [-d] [-i inet_conf] daemon client

   tcpdmatch [-d] [-i inet_conf] daemon[@server] [user@]client


   tcpdmatch  predicts how the tcp wrapper would handle a specific request
   for service.  Examples are given below.

   The  program  examines  the  tcpd  access   control   tables   (default
   /etc/hosts.allow  and  /etc/hosts.deny) and prints its conclusion.  For
   maximal accuracy, it extracts additional information  from  your  inetd
   network configuration file.

   When  tcpdmatch  finds  a  match  in  the  access  control  tables,  it
   identifies the matched rule. In  addition,  it  displays  the  optional
   shell  commands  or  options  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 following two arguments are always required:

   daemon A daemon process name. Typically, the last component of a daemon
          executable pathname.

   client A host name or network address,  or  one  of  the  `unknown  or
          `paranoid wildcard patterns.

          When  a  client  host  name  is  specified,  tcpdmatch  gives  a
          prediction for each address listed for that client.

          When a client address is specified, tcpdmatch predicts what tcpd
          would do when client name lookup fails.

   Optional information specified with the daemon@server form:

   server A  host  name  or  network  address,  or one of the `unknown or
          `paranoid  wildcard  patterns.  The  default  server  name   is

   Optional information specified with the user@client form:

   user   A  client  user identifier. Typically, a login name or a numeric
          userid.  The default user name is `unknown.


   -d     Examine  hosts.allow  and  hosts.deny  files  in   the   current
          directory instead of the default ones.

   -i inet_conf
          Specify  this  option  when  tcpdmatch  is  unable  to find your
          inetd.conf network configuration file, or when you suspect  that
          the program uses the wrong one.


   To  predict  how  tcpd  would  handle  a  telnet request from the local

        tcpdmatch in.telnetd localhost

   The same request, pretending that hostname lookup failed:

        tcpdmatch in.telnetd

   To predict what tcpd would do when the client name does not  match  the
   client address:

        tcpdmatch in.telnetd paranoid

   On  some  systems,  daemon names have no `in. prefix, or tcpdmatch may
   need some help to locate the inetd configuration file.


   The default locations of the tcpd access control tables are:



   tcpdchk(8), tcpd configuration checker
   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.


   Wietse Venema (,
   Department of Mathematics and Computing Science,
   Eindhoven University of Technology
   Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513,
   5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands



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