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Can't see it anywhere, is it called something different?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

It's just not installed by default. Install it by running:

sudo apt-get install xinetd
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Does this mean that there are no more services that are launched via inetd/xinetd? – Edward Falk Mar 21 at 23:44

Xinetd is a fairly fancy service dispatcher. It's available as a package. Most Ubuntu installations only need the features of the more basic inetd program (if at all), so that's what you get by default. If you need xinetd's advanced features, install it explicitly.

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