Extended Internet Services Daemon (Xinetd) is a super-server daemon for UNIX and Linux-based systems. It is designed to actively listen for requests and then start or stop the needed daemons or services.

These services can include POP3, FTP or Telnet, which users connect to over a network. For example, if a service is inactive and unused, Xinetd can stop it to conserve system resources.

Uses of Xinetd

Services that Xinetd Handles