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XTELLD

XTELLD

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NAME

xtelld - daemon receiving messages from xtell(1) clients  

SYNOPSIS

xtelld [options]  

DESCRIPTION

xtelld is daemon receiving messages from the xtell(1) client and displaying them to apropriate user.

 

OPTIONS

--help
Short help
--alone
Force server to run standalone
--inetd
Force server to act as service of inetd
--version
Print version information and exit.
-sX
Lifetime for spawned services (in seconds) ex: -s25 maintain connections for up to 25 seconds
-mX
Spawn no more than X children services at a time ex: -m15 service no more than 15 requests at once. Note: ignored if inetd service
-pX
Use port X, default: 4224
-n
Do not lookup addresses, use IP numbers instead

 

USAGE

Xtell daemon can run either from inetd(preferred) or from command line. If you decide to start it from inetd, add this line to /etc/services :
   xtell   4224/tcp                        # xtell server


   and this line to /etc/inetd.conf :
   xtell   stream  tcp     nowait  nobody.tty      /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/local/sbin/xtelld

Notice that the entries are separated by tabs, not spaces. Restart inetd with killall -HUP inetd

What to do if you are a normal user and want to run xtell daemon:
   You can't run it from inetd, obviously. Just start ./xtelld to use xtell on default port (4224). In this case, xtell can write messages only to you. If there is another user on that system willing to get messages, either s/he starts xtelld on another port (e.g. ./xtelld -p4225), or makes his/her tty writable by you (e.g. chmod a+rw /dev/tty* /dev/pts/*)
  

 

AUTHOR

Radovan Garabík (garabik@fmph.uniba.sk)  

SEE ALSO

xtell(1), write(1), talk(1), talkd(8), tty(1)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
USAGE
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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