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floppyd(1)							    floppyd(1)

       floppyd - floppy daemon for remote access to floppy drive

Note of warning
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
       end of this man page for details.

       Floppyd	is  used  as  a	 server to grant access to the floppy drive to
       clients running on a remote machine, just as an X server grants	access
       to the display to remote clients.  It has the following syntax:

       floppyd	[-d] [-l] [-s port] [-r user] [-b ipaddr] [-x display] device‐

       floppyd is always associated with an X server.  It  runs	 on  the  same
       machine as its X server, and listens on port 5703 and above.

       floppyd	authenticates  remote  clients	using the Xauthority protocol.
       Xhost authentication is not supported. Each floppyd is associated  with
       an  X  server.  When a remote client attempts to connect to floppyd, it
       sends floppyd the X  authority  record  corresponding  to  floppyd's  X
       server.	 Floppyd  in  turn then tries to open up a connection to the X
       server in order to verify the authenticity of the xauth record.	If the
       connection  to  the  X  server  succeeds, the client is granted access.

       Caution: In order to make authentication work correctly, the local host
       should not be listed in the xhost list of allowed hosts.
	Indeed,	 hosts listed in xhost do not need a correct Xauthority cookie
       to connect to the X server. As floppyd runs on the same host as	the  X
       server,	all  its  probe	 connection would succeed even for clients who
       supplied a bad cookie.  This means that your floppy drive would be open
       to the world, i.e. a huge security hole.
	If  your X server does not allow you to remove localhost:0 and :0 from
       the xhost list, you can prevent	floppyd	 from  probing	those  display
       names with the -l option.

Command line options
       d      Daemon  mode.  Floppyd  runs its own server loop.	 Do not supply
	      this if you start floppyd from inetd.conf

       s  port
	      Port number for daemon mode.  Default is 5703  +	displaynumber.
	      This  flag implies daemon mode.  For example, for display hitch‐
	      hiker:5, the port would be 5708.

       b  ipaddr
	      Bind address (for multi homed hosts). This flag  implies	daemon

       r user
	      Run the server under as the given user

       x display
	      X	 display  to use for authentication. By default, this is taken
	      from the DISPLAY variable. If neither the x attribute is present
	      nor DISPLAY is set, floppyd uses :0.0.

       devicenames  is	a  list	 of  device  nodes  to	be opened.  Default is
       /dev/fd0. Multiple devices are only supported on mtools versions	 newer
       than 3.9.11.

Connecting to floppyd
	In order to use floppyd, add the flag remote to the device description
       in your `~/.mtoolsrc' file.  If the flag	 remote	 is  given,  the  file
       parameter  of  the  device description is taken to be a remote address.
       It's   format   is   the	  following:	hostname:displaynumber[/[base‐
       port][/drive]].	When  using  this entry, mtools connects to port base‐
       port+displaynumber at hostname. By default baseport is 5703. The	 drive
       parameter  is  to  distinguish  among multiple drives associated with a
       single display (only mtools versions more recent than 3.9.11)

	The following starts a floppy daemon giving access to `/dev/fd0', lis‐
       tening on the default port 5703, tied to the default X servers:

	  floppyd -d /dev/fd0

	Each  of  the  following  starts  a  floppy  daemon  giving  access to
       `/dev/fd1', tied to the :1 local X servers, and listening on port 5704.
       We assume that the local host is named hitchhiker.

	  floppyd -d /dev/fd0
	  floppyd -d -x :1 -p 5704 /dev/fd0

	If  you want to start floppyd by inetd instead of running it as a dae‐
       mon, insert the following lines into `/etc/services':

	  # floppy daemon
	  floppyd-0    5703/tcp	   # floppy daemon for X server :0
	  floppyd-1    5704/tcp	   # floppy daemon for X server :1

	And insert the following into  `/etc/inetd.conf'  (assuming  that  you
       have defined a user named floppy in your `/etc/passwd'):

	  # floppy daemon
	  floppyd-0 stream  tcp	 wait  floppy  /usr/sbin/floppyd floppyd /dev/fd0
	  floppyd-1 stream  tcp	 wait  floppy  /usr/sbin/floppyd floppyd -x :1 /dev/fd0

	Note  that you need to supply the X display names for the second flop‐
       pyd.  This is because the port is opened by inetd.conf, and hence flop‐
       pyd cannot know its number to interfere the display number.

       On  the	client	side,  insert the following into your `~/.mtoolsrc' to
       define a drive letter accessing floppy drive in your X terminal:

	  drive x: file="$DISPLAY" remote

       If your X terminal has more than one drive, you may  access  the	 addi‐
       tional drives as follows:

	  drive y: file="$DISPLAY//1" remote
	  drive z: file="$DISPLAY//2" remote

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation. However, this process is only  approximative,  and  some
       items,  such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this
       translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen‐
       tation  in  the manpage format.	Moreover, not all information has been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you to use
       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the  fol‐
	      lowing commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

       A premade html can be found at `http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/man‐

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable  using  emacs'  info	mode),

		     ./configure; make info

       The  texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in
       the info version certain examples are difficult	to  read  due  to  the
       quoting conventions used in info.

mtools-4.0.18			    09Jan13			    floppyd(1)

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