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Simple messaging client and server, sort of networked write


xtelld - daemon receiving messages from xtell(1) clients


xtelld [options]


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


--help Short help
Force server to run standalone
Force server to act as service of inetd
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


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/*)


Radovan Garab\(146;ik <garabik @>


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