aspd - Address Search Protocol Daemon
] [-i interface
is a daemon that waits for incoming address requests on asp
port. If aspd
detects itself as being the searched host, it sends a
reply to the client, allowing the retrieval of its IP
It is possible to specify an alternate hostname
on command line,
instead of using the value returned from the gethostname
This is useful if your hostname is dynamically changed when the link goes up.
is invoked as in.aspd
it will work as a server: it makes
its work and exit, instead of wait for new requests; this is useful if you
(8) to automatically run the server when a request arrives.
- -r repetitions
Set the number of times to re-send the reply. Default is 5 times.
- -i interface
Set the interface used to get the address to send to the client, for example
ppp0. Note that this option can't be used if aspd is invoked
by inetd. Note also that you have to kill aspd if the interface
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The peer IP
address and the searched hostname are logged through
(8) system logger daemon, using the daemon
and the notice
level. Transmission errors use the warning
and are logged only if aspd
was compiled with the debug support.
- Used by aspd to find the asp protocol port
Stenio Brunetta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Comments and suggestions are welcome.