inetd(8c)inetd(8c)Nameinetd - internet service daemon
/etc/inetd [ -d ] [ configfile ]
The daemon is the listener daemon for most of the internet service
When is started, it reads the configuration file specified (configfile)
and opens a socket for each specified service.
When receives a connection on a stream socket or a packet on a datagram
socket, then invokes the server specified in the configuration file to
service the request. The server is given a socket descriptor of 0 for
the service requested. The configfile is the configuration file speci‐
fying the services requiring the daemon's services. If a configuration
file is not specified, then uses the default file, The format of this
file is described in The configuration file is reread whenever receives
a hangup signal.
Options-d Open all sockets with the debug option. The socket will be passed
to the server with debug enabled.
The daemon can only handle a limited number of services at any one
time. This number is related to the maximum number of file descriptors
that a process can have. If many services are needed, you should run
multiple copies of each with its own individual configuration file.