xinetd-simple-services - Internal xinetd simple services

Distribution: ROSA 2014.1
Repository: ROSA Main x86_64
Package name: xinetd-simple-services
Package version: 2.3.15
Package release: 3-rosa2014.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 2.71 KB
Download size: 6.29 KB
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Internal xinetd simple services (not very useful one): - chargen Chargen is short for Character Generator and is a service that generates random characters either in one UDP packet containing a random number (between 0 and 512) of characters, or a TCP session. The UDP Chargen server looks for a UDP packet on port 19 and responds with the random character packet. With TCP Chargen, the server sends as a continuous stream of TCP packets once a connection is made, and until the session closes. The data is thrown away. Chargen is used to find the cause for dropped packets. It uses TCP/UDP port 19. An infiltrator can create a DoS attack by spoofing an IP address and causing two devices to send random traffic to each other. RFC 864 describes the Chargen service. - daytime The Daytime protocol is another testing tool and uses port 13 for both UDP and TCP versions. On receipt of a datagram to port 13, the server in the UDP version, sends the current date and time in ASCII format in a datagram. The TCP version, on receipt of a datagram to port 13, and once the connection is established, sends the date and time in ASCII format and closes the connection. RFC 867 describes the Daytime service. - echo Echo uses UDP and TCP port 7 and is used as a debgging tool to send any datagrams received from a source, back to that source. The risk with this is that someone who has access to the network can overload devices via the Echo service amounting to a DoS attack. RFC 862 describes the Echo service. - time - servers Show servers running - services Show available services - xadmin Show servers running and available services



  • config(xinetd-simple-services) == 0:2.3.15-3:2014.1
  • xinetd-simple-services == 2.3.15-3:2014.1

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install xinetd-simple-services rpm package:
      # urpmi xinetd-simple-services


    • /etc/xinetd.d/chargen
    • /etc/xinetd.d/chargen-udp
    • /etc/xinetd.d/daytime
    • /etc/xinetd.d/daytime-udp
    • /etc/xinetd.d/echo
    • /etc/xinetd.d/echo-udp
    • /etc/xinetd.d/services
    • /etc/xinetd.d/time
    • /etc/xinetd.d/time-udp


    2014-06-27 - Alex Burmashev <> 2.3.15-3 + Revision: 4829f57 - MassBuild#440: Increase release tag