TCPDMATCH(8)                                         TCPDMATCH(8)

       tcpdmatch - tcp wrapper oracle

       tcpdmatch [-d] [-i inet_conf] daemon client

       tcpdmatch     [-d]    [-i    inet_conf]    daemon[@server]

       tcpdmatch predicts how the tcp wrapper would handle a spe-
       cific request for service.  Examples are given below.

       The  program  examines  the  tcpd  access  control  tables
       (default /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny) and  prints
       its  conclusion.   For maximal accuracy, it extracts addi-
       tional information from your inetd or tlid network config-
       uration file.

       When tcpdmatch finds a match in the access control tables,
       it identifies the matched rule. In addition,  it  displays
       the optional shell commands or options in a pretty-printed
       format; this makes it easier for you to spot any  discrep-
       ancies  between  what you want and what the program under-

       The following two arguments are always required:

       daemon A daemon process name. Typically, the  last  compo-
              nent of a daemon executable pathname.

       client A  host  name  or  network  address,  or one of the
              `unknown' or `paranoid' wildcard patterns.

              When a client host  name  is  specified,  tcpdmatch
              gives a prediction for each address listed for that

              When a client address is specified, tcpdmatch  pre-
              dicts  what  tcpd  would do when client name lookup

       Optional  information  specified  with  the  daemon@server

       server A  host  name  or  network  address,  or one of the
              `unknown'  or  `paranoid'  wildcard  patterns.  The
              default server name is `unknown'.

       Optional information specified with the user@client form:

       user   A  client  user identifier. Typically, a login name
              or a numeric userid.   The  default  user  name  is

       -d     Examine  hosts.allow  and  hosts.deny  files in the
              current directory instead of the default ones.

       -i inet_conf
              Specify this option when  tcpdmatch  is  unable  to
              find  your inetd.conf or tlid.conf network configu-
              ration file, or when you suspect that  the  program
              uses the wrong one.

       To predict how tcpd would handle a telnet request from the
       local system:

            tcpdmatch in.telnetd localhost

       The same request, pretending that hostname lookup failed:

            tcpdmatch in.telnetd

       To predict what tcpd would do when the  client  name  does
       not match the client address:

            tcpdmatch in.telnetd paranoid

       On  some  systems,  daemon  names have no `in.' prefix, or
       tcpdmatch may need some help to locate the inetd  configu-
       ration file.

       The  default  locations  of the tcpd access control tables


       tcpdchk(8), tcpd configuration checker
       hosts_access(5), format of the tcpd access control tables.
       hosts_options(5), format of the language extensions.
       inetd.conf(5), format of the inetd control file.
       tlid.conf(5), format of the tlid control file.

       Wietse Venema (,
       Department of Mathematics and Computing Science,
       Eindhoven University of Technology
       Den Dolech 2, P.O. Box 513,
       5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands