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Manage /etc/inetd.conf on AIX using chsubserver and Puppet


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Version information

  • 0.1.6 (latest)
  • 0.1.5
  • 0.1.4
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Feb 11th 2017

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'geoffwilliams-chsubserver', '0.1.6'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add geoffwilliams-chsubserver
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install geoffwilliams-chsubserver --version 0.1.6

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geoffwilliams/chsubserver — version 0.1.6 Feb 11th 2017

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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Manage services in /etc/inetd.conf with chsubserver on AIX, protect chsubserver from running unnecessarily by protecting with grep


The title specifies the inetd service and the protocol, delimited by ->. The puppet code will translate the supplied title into the correct chsubserver invocation.

Disabling inetd services

chsubserver { "rusersd->udp":
  ensure => "disabled",

Disable the rusersd inetd subsystem for UDP.

Enabling inetd services

chsubserver { "rusersd->udp":
  ensure => "enabled",

Enable the rusersd inetd subsystem for UDP.

Enabling services with parameters

chsubserver { "ftp->tcp":
  ensure => "enabled",
  params => "ftpd -l -u077",

Enable the FTP service and set parameters to restrict the umask.


Defined types

  • chsubserver - manage inetd services using chsubserver


  • AIX only
  • Not supported by Puppet, inc.


PRs accepted :)


This module supports testing using PDQTest.

Test can be executed with:

bundle install
bundle exec pdqtest all

See .travis.yml for a working CI example