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Wed, 31 Jul 2002 19:51:27 -0700
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> As I am running the CVS server (v1.11.2 pserver) on a
> (linux) machine with two network adapters I would very
> much like to know if it is possible to bind the server
> to a specific network interface?
Douglas Finkle wrote:
Check out http://coombs.anu.edu.au/ipfilter/. You can make your
server listen on _only_ the desired interface.
Absolutely incorrect. IP filters do not prevent the service from
listening on other interfaces, they are used to block packets before
they get to the service. The difference is that if you forget to
filter an interface, the packets will reach the server, which is
probably bad. What is desired is to have the server listen on only
the desired interface instead of the usual 0.0.0.0.
Here's a snippet from my inetd manual entry (OpenBSD 2.9):
"For internet services, the first field of the line may also
have a host address specifier prefixed to it, separated from the
service name by a colon. If this is done, the string before the colon
in the first field indicates what local address inetd should use when
listening for that service. Multiple local addresses can be specified
on the same line, separated by commas. Numeric IP addresses in
dotted-quad notation can be used as well as symbolic hostnames.
Symbolic hostnames are looked up using gethostbyname(). If a hostname
has multiple address mappings, inetd creates a socket to listen on
This would be the way that I would use on that machine. Josh, your
Linux machine probably supports the same method. If so, this is what