dnetd - DECnet Super-server
[-dvVhs] [-l logtype] [-p dir]
is a daemon that serves incoming connections from remote systems.
reads the file /etc/dnetd.conf
to determine which daemons
are run in response to which objects. See the man page for dnetd.conf(5) for
more information on the format of this file.
dnetd can also run scripts or programs on the Linux system that match the TASK
name on an object name. eg if the connection from VMS was
"TASK=showproc" then the program "showproc" will be run
and the output (stdout only) sent back to the calling process. Note that dnetd
always converts the task name into lower case.
looks for it's scripts in three locations:
a) In the user's home directory (unless the -s
switch was specified.
b) In the directory pointed to by the environment variable DNTASKDIR (if that
variable exists when the daemon is started)
c) In /usr/local/decnet/tasks
should be started at system boot time (after DECnet has been
started) and must be run as root.
dntaskd reads the decnet.proxy(5)
file to authenticate users who do not
provide usernames when connecting.
- Don't fork and run the background. Use this for
- Verbose. The more of these there are the more verbose dnetd
will be. Don't use more than one for normal operation because it will
seriously impair performance.
- -h -?
- Displays help for using the command.
- Run in "secure" mode. This just prevents users
from running scripts in their home directories. (so it's not really that
- -p <directory name>
- Specifies the default directory name to search for programs
named in dnetd.conf(5). By default dnetd will look in the directory
named by $(prefix)/sbin when it was compiled. This is /usr/local/sbin if
you compiled from unmodified sources or /usr/sbin if you installed a
- Set logging options. The following are available:
-lm Log to /dev/mono. (only useful if you have my mono monitor driver
and a second monitor)
-le Log to stderr. Use this for debugging or testing combined with
-ls Log to syslog(3). This is the default if no options are
- Show the version of dnetd.