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INETD(8) System Administration Utilities INETD(8)

inetd - Interner super-server

inetd [OPTION...] [CONF-FILE [CONF-DIR]]...

Internet super-server.
-d, --debug
turn on debugging, run in foreground mode
pass local and remote socket information in environment variables
-p, --pidfile[=PIDFILE]
override pidfile (default: "/usr/local/var/run/")
resolve IP addresses when setting environment variables (see --environment)
-R, --rate=NUMBER
maximum invocation rate (per minute)
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Written by Alain Magloire, Alfred M. Szmidt, Debarshi Ray, Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo, Jeff Bailey, Jeroen Dekkers, Marcus Brinkmann, Sergey Poznyakoff, and others.

Report bugs to <>.

Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

The full documentation for inetd is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and inetd programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info inetd

should give you access to the complete manual.

September 2021 GNU inetutils 2.2