FreeBSD Security model

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at
Tue Jan 8 11:32:21 GMT 2002

inetd just "wraps" server programs, not the clients you are still able to
use.  sshd is normally run as a standalone daemon, in which case inetd is
not involved.  Ditto sendmail and httpd (although any of these *could* be
run from inetd if you wanted).


On Tue, 8 Jan 2002 mark.stewart at wrote:

> Simple question really, inetd is a kind of wrapper around the network services.
> If I disable this from the rc.conf file and still run ssh and other services as
> normal what is actually happening ??? 
> Thanks in advance
> mark
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