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Re: Question about xinetd & svn

From: Campbell Allan <campbell.allan_at_sword-ciboodle.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:44:01 +0000

On Tuesday 13 Jan 2009, void pointer wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Josh Paetzel <josh_at_tcbug.org> wrote:
> > Add a bind directive with your external IP to /etc/xinetd.d/svn, without
> > it it's binding to all available IPs.
> I don't understand what you mean.

Pretty much saying what Nick said. In your first configuration, the bind
address is not specified which means xinetd will listen to the port on all
network interfaces. This will cause a problem when xinetd tries to bind to
the same port on a specific interface as requested by the second
configuration. By specifying the WAN address it will only listen to the port
on the WAN interface and allow you to have both configurations working at the
same time. We're making the assumption you have something like this i.e.


where eth0 receives traffic from the WAN, and eth1 is the LAN. If you do not
have multiple IP addresses then this will not work. Though you can make it
work by creating a second IP address for your machine even if you only have
one network card. Then you configure the WAN router to forward traffic to the
second IP instead of the machines LAN address.

Also, I think you may need to rename your second configuration so that both do
not say service svn. Otherwise you may not be able to view and control them
properly with chkconfig.
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