New package: tcp_wrappers-7.6-1

Prentis Brooks prentis@aol.net
Thu Jun 27 12:08:00 GMT 2002


We have added TCP Wrappers to the cygwin distribution.  With this
package you can monitor and filter incoming requests for the SYSTAT, 
FINGER, FTP, TELNET, RLOGIN, RSH, EXEC, TFTP, TALK, and other network 
services.

The package provides tiny daemon wrapper programs that can be installed
without any changes to existing software or to existing configuration
files.  The wrappers report the name of the client host and of the
requested service; the wrappers do not exchange information with the
client or server applications, and impose no overhead on the actual
conversation between the client and server applications. 

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'tcp_wrappers' from the 'Net' category.  You may need to
click the "Full" button if it doesn't show up.  

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is not fully
updated, but should be there in a few hours.

In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is already up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another
mirror.

Please  send questions or comments to the Cygwin mailing list at:
cygwin@sources.redhat.com .  If you want to subscribe go to:
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