Does PIM need inetd / xinetd

Document ID : KB000102762
Last Modified Date : 20/06/2018
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Question:
Does PIM need inetd / xinetd to work correctly ?
Answer:
It is possible to use the inetd / xinetd to allow seload to load seosd or other daemons configured in the [daemons] section of the seos.ini file, from a remote host having PIM installed.

For further info please see
https://docops.ca.com/ca-privileged-identity-manager/14-0/en/reference/utilities/seload-utility-load-and-start-ca-controlminder
https://docops.ca.com/ca-privileged-identity-manager/14-0/en/reference/used-ports/unix-endpoint-used-ports


By default the native packaging or install base to setup PIM is placing a relevant reference in /etc/inetd.conf to pull the rseloadd

However, all of this is optional - also note e.g. RHEL does not install inetd / xinetd when installing the OS minimally.
Still PIM is working without issue.

So to answer your question - PIM does not need inetd / xinetd to work correctly - if the above feature is not needed.