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Manages tcpd/tcpwrappers in /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny.


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Version information

  • 1.0.4 (latest)
  • 1.0.3 (deleted)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.0
released Sep 4th 2018
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'sharumpe-tcpwrappers', '1.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add sharumpe-tcpwrappers
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install sharumpe-tcpwrappers --version 1.0.4

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sharumpe/tcpwrappers — version 1.0.4 Sep 4th 2018


This is a tcpwrappers module intended to configure simple allow/deny rules.

This is provided as-is, YMMV. If you're in Vagrant, make sure to include at least an allow for the "sshd" service.


Though the defaultAllowAll and defaultDenyAll are still included, they should be considered deprecated, and will be removed in the next release.

Code should be changed to use default_allow_all and default_deny_all instead.


Just include the module:

include tcpwrappers

Include the module, and create "allow all" or "deny all" defaults: (Note: these rules will not be removed if you define other allow or deny rules.)

class { 'tcpwrappers':
  default_deny_all => true,

Allow a service from an address/range (if not using default_allow_all):

tcpwrappers::allow { 'local_sshd':
  service => 'sshd',
  address => '',

Deny a service from an address/range (if not using default_allow_all):

tcpwrappers::deny { 'local_ftp':
  service => 'ftpd',
  address => '',


tcpwrappers::allow { 'local_httpd':
  service => 'httpd',
  address => 'LOCAL',


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