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Name

xinetd

Synopsis

                  xinetd [options]

TCP/IP command. The extended Internet services daemon. (On some systems this replaces inetd.) Similar to inetd, xinetd saves system resources by listening to multiple sockets on the behalf of other server programs, invoking necessary programs as requests are made for their services. Beyond this, xinetd provides better logging facilities, including remote user ID, access times, and server-specific information. It also provides access control facilities. Not limited to system administration use, it can launch services that are not listed in /etc/services. Unprivileged users can use this tool to start their own servers.

Options

-cc num

Perform an internal state consistency check every num seconds.

-d

Turn on debugging support.

-f file

Read configuration from the specified file instead of /etc/xinetd.conf.

-filelog file

Write log messages to the specified file. Cannot be combined with -syslog or -debug.

-limit num

Start no more than num concurrent processes.

-logprocs num

Limit processes used to look up remote user IDs to num.

-p file

Write xinetd’s process ID to file.

-stayalive

Keep running even when no services have been specified.

-syslog facility

Log messages to the specified syslogd facility. Accepted values are daemon, auth, user, and local n, where n can range from 0 to 7. Cannot be combined with -syslog or -debug. The default behavior is to write messages to syslogd using the daemon facility.

Configuration files

By default xinetd reads its configuration ...

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