Manual page for inetd.conf(4)
inetd.conf - Internet servers database
file contains the list of servers that
invokes when it receives an Internet
request over a socket.
Each server entry is
composed of a single line of the form:
service-name endpoint-type protocol wait-status uid server-program server-arguments
Fields are separated by either
(number sign) indicates the beginning of a
comment; characters up to the end of the
line are not interpreted by routines that
search this file.
The name of a valid service listed in the
services, the value of the
field consists of the
service name or program number, followed by a '/' (slash) and either
a version number or a range of version numbers
Can be one of:
for a stream socket,
for a datagram socket,
for a raw socket,
for a sequenced packet socket
for all tli endpoints
Must be a recognized protocol listed in the file
services, the field consists of the string
followed by a '/' (slash) and either a '*' (asterisk),
one or more nettypes,
one or more netids,
or a combination of nettypes and netids.
Whatever the value, it is first treated as a nettype.
If it is not a valid nettype, then it is treated as a netid.
for an RPC service using all the transports supported
by the system (the list can be found in the
file), equivalent to saying
for an RPC service using the Connection-Oriented
for all but ``single-threaded'' datagram servers -- servers which
do not release the socket until a timeout occurs.
These must have the status
Do not configure
This will cause a race condition where the
program selects on the socket and the server program reads from
Many server programs will be forked and performance will be
under which the server should run.
servers to run with access privileges
other than those for root.
Either the pathname of a server program
to be invoked by
to perform the requested service, or the value
itself provides the service.
If a server must be invoked with command line
entire command line (including argument 0) must appear
in this field (which consists of all remaining words in the entry).
If the server expects
to pass it the address of its peer
(for compatibility with 4.2BSD
executable daemons), then the first argument
to the command should be specified as
No more than five arguments are allowed in this field.
network configuration file
Internet network services
is the official SVR4 name of the
file. The symbolic link
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97