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Bug 6320 - tcp_wrappers doesn't like ALL:ALL in hosts.deny with no newline
Summary: tcp_wrappers doesn't like ALL:ALL in hosts.deny with no newline
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcp_wrappers
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-25 04:29 UTC by bopol
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-25 04:29:28 UTC

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Description bopol 1999-10-25 04:29:28 UTC
in hosts.deny (i forget if it's the default, or if i added
it myself) i have


so the line ends with EOF not end of line.  tcpd doesn't
like this and IGNORES it.  in the logs i get:

warning: /etc/hosts.deny, line 9: missing newline or line
too long

but then tcpd allows the connection through since it doesn't
think ALL:ALL is a good rule that should be applied.

tcpd should be fixed so that it accepts end of file as end
of a line.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-27 20:23:08 UTC
tcp_wrappers already has a well defined parser, fix your file rather than the

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