xtelld(8) 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.


Short help
Force server to run standalone
Force server to act as service of inetd
Print version information and exit.
Lifetime for spawned services (in seconds) ex: -s25 maintain connections for up to 25 seconds
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
Use port X, default: 4224
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 Garabík ([email protected])