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How to Enable TCP Wrappers in the Solaris[TM] 9 and Solaris[TM] 10 Operating Environments (Doc ID 1012504.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 05, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms


TCP Wrappers is a public domain security tool which may be used by the Systems Administrator to control access to network services. The purpose of this document is to explain how to enable TCP Wrappers in the Solaris 9 and Solaris 10 Operating System. It is not intended as a configuration guide although some examples are included.

The TCP Wrappers functionality is provided with:

- the Solaris Secure Shell (ssh)
- Internet services daemons (inetd)
- sendmail in the Solaris[TM] 10 Operating System
- rpcbind in the Solaris [TM] 10 Operating System


About TCP wrapper software in Solaris 8, it was shipped in the "Solaris 8 Software Companion CD" as the SFWtcpd package, but the CD contains a Disclaimer in the README file indicating that all the softwares in the CD are offered to customers as a convenience as it may complement their Solaris Operating Environment but no warranty is made on any of this softwares. So TCP wrappers are not supported by Oracle in Solaris 8.

More information can be found in the relevant sshd(1M), inetd(1M), sendmail(1M) and rpcbind(1M)man pages.

Support for TCP Wrappers software which is not bundled with the Solaris[TM] Operating System will not be provided by Oracle.


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