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

How do I configure hosts.allow and hosts.deny to allow all connections from all hosts except for some hosts/ports specified in hosts.deny? This is what I have now in these files: hosts.allow: ...
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What exactly is handling hosts.allow and hosts.deny?

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 ...