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Ubuntu Apache IP based access restriction

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Linux: hosts.allow, hosts.deny - how do I allow all except hosts mentioned in hosts.deny

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On a Linux machine, there is hosts.allow and hosts.deny to either allow or deny certain hosts to access services running on the machine. The question is, what exactly is taking care of allowing or ...