tcpdchk — check tcp wrapper configuration
examines the tcp wrapper configuration and reports all
potential and real problems it can encounter. The command examines the
access control files (by default, these are
and compares the entries in these files against entries in the
reports the following types of problems:
services that appear in
access control rules but are not controlled by
services that should not be wrapped,
non-existent host names or non-internet address forms,
occurrences of host aliases instead of official host names,
hosts with a name/address conflict,
inappropriate use of wildcard patterns,
inappropriate use of NIS netgroups or references to non-existent NIS netgroups,
references to non-existent options,
invalid arguments to options.
provides a helpful suggestion to fix the problem.
The following options are supported by
If no options are specified, then it uses the default location of the files.
Report access control rules that permit access without an explicit
files in the current directory instead of the default ones.
- -i inet_conf
Specify this option when
is unable to find your
configuration file, or when you suspect that
the wrong file.
is the path name of the
whose entries you want to examine.
Display the contents of each access control rule. Daemon lists, client
lists, shell commands and options are shown in a printable format.
The display helps you find
any discrepancies between what you
want and what
understands for the access control rules.
Wietse Venema (email@example.com),
Department of Mathematics and Computing Science,
Eindhoven University of Technology
Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513,
5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The default locations of the
access control tables are:
(daemon, client) pairs that are granted access.
(daemon, client) pairs that are denied access.