miscd(8c)miscd(8c)Namemiscd - miscellaneous services daemon
The daemon is the service daemon for some utility internet services.
It is started by when it receives a packet or a connection on an appro‐
priate socket. Once invoked, determines the type of request and the
protocol and then attempts to service it.
When performing services for datagram functions, the daemon will stay
active until approximately two minutes pass without a service request.
It will then terminate until reinvoked by
Invocations of serving for connection-based sockets will terminate when
the connection is broken.
The daemon supports only a subset of the internet utility functions.
The supported services are echo, discard, systat, daytime, quote, char‐
gen, and time.