phoned(8) DECnet phone server daemon


phoned [options]
[-dvVh] [-u user]


phoned is a daemon that serves phone clients. It must be running for any users to the phone command.


Specifies the username that phoned runs as. By default this is "nobody". If this user does not exist then phoned will run as root which could be a security hole.
NOTE that phoned must be started as root to allow it to bind to the phone DECnet object. -d Don't fork and run the background. Use this for debugging.
Verbose. The more of these there are the more verbose phoned will be. Don't use more than one for normal operation because it will seriously impair performance.
-h -?
Displays help for using the command.
Show the version of phoned.