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Install, enable and configure xinetd and xinetd-based services.


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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
  • 0.2.2
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
released Apr 28th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet >=2.7.20 <4.1.0
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'thias-xinetd', '1.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add thias-xinetd
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install thias-xinetd --version 1.0.0

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Tags: xinetd


thias/xinetd — version 1.0.0 Apr 28th 2015



Install, enable and manage xinetd. Manage existing services and configure new ones as needed.

  • xinetd : Main class to install and enable the xinetd service.
  • xinetd::service : Definition to manage existing xinetd-based services.
  • xinetd::serviceconf : Definition to create configuration for new services.

The xinetd::service definition is a very thin wrapper around puppet's service type, and is here only for the sake of completeness.


Enable the rsyncd service with its original default configuration (will install and enable xinetd automatically) :

xinetd::service { 'rsync': }

Disable the above service :

xinetd::service { 'rsync': enable => false }

Create and enable a new service which will return vmstat output (will install and enable xinetd automatically) :

xinetd::serviceconf { 'vmstat':
  service_type => 'UNLISTED',
  port         => '24101',
  user         => 'nobody',
  server       => '/usr/bin/vmstat',

Remove the above service :

xinetd::serviceconf { 'vmstat':
  ensure => 'absent',