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inetd.conf file format

UNIX inetd.conf file format

——configuration file for inetd

A certain line might contain the following fields:

  1. service name :::::: name of a valid service defined in file /etc/services
  2. socket type :::::: usually a stream or dgram type
  3. protocol :::::: a valid protocol defined in /etc/protocol
  4. wait/swait/nowait :::::: specifies if the inetd server is a single or multi-threads  wait–>single   no wait –>multi
  5. user :::::: user id to be used when the Inetd server is running
  6. server program :::::: absolute path of the program executed by inetd
  7. server program argument :::::: program arguments



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