[syslog-ng] tcp wrappers

Czanik, P├ęter peter.czanik at balabit.com
Thu Feb 15 14:35:09 UTC 2018


OK. Thank you for the feedback! In this case I'll add the necessary ifdefs
to the spec files. So support for tcp wrappers will disappear only where it
is gone from the base system, like Fedora 28+. And as Fedora is upstream
for RHEL, I suspect that the next major version will also miss support for
tcp wrappers.

(this is the first time in about 20 years that somebody not just knows what
tcp wrappers are but even uses them...)

Bye,

Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
Balabit / syslog-ng upstream
https://syslog-ng.com/blog/author/peterczanik/
https://twitter.com/PCzanik

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 2:07 PM, Declan White <declanw at is.bbc.co.uk> wrote:

> For what it's worth, we still use tcp wrappers here because the people who
> look after OS-dependant packet ACLs aren't the people who look after
> OS-agnostic application ACLs.
>
> But saying that, if the application has no ACL capability we give it to
> xinetd, and it does the tcp wrappers instead, so as long as syslog-ng is
> xinetd-able there isn't a problem.
>
> - Declan
>
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 08:25:00AM +0100, Czanik, P?ter wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm running a poll about tcp wrappers on twitter:
> > https://twitter.com/PCzanik/status/961985140128911361 but feedback is
> also
> > very welcome here:
> >
> > Is there anybody still using tcp wrappers support built into syslog-ng on
> > Fedora / RHEL / CentOS? Fedora rawhide removed support for tcp wrappers,
> > and if nobody opposes I'd remove it from the rest of my pacages as well
> to
> > keep packaging simple.
> >
> > Some background info for those who don't even know what I'm talking
> about:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Deprecate_TCP_wrappers
> >
> > (In short: it's really archaic stuff I last time used in 1995... :) )
> >
> > Bye,
> >
> > Peter Czanik (CzP) <peter.czanik at balabit.com>
> > Balabit / syslog-ng upstream
> > https://syslog-ng.com/blog/author/peterczanik/
> > https://twitter.com/PCzanik
>
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