Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Xinetd is an open-source daemon that manages the Internet connections on many modern Unix and Unix-like servers. It offers improved security over the traditional inetd daemon, and has replaced inetd in most modern versions of Linux, BSD, and macOS. Xinetd performs a similar function to its predecessor. It listens for incoming network traffic and launches the appropriate service, such as FTP, HTTP, or UDP, to handle the traffic.

Internet, Network, Open source, Operating System terms, Server, Service, Unix