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18.1 Invocation

Normally, inetd is invoked without any arguments. It does, however, support several command line options. These are:


Turns on debugging. With this option, inetd stays in foreground and prints additional debugging information of stderr.


Pass local and remote socket information in environment variables. See Inetd Environment.


Use file as location to store process ID of the running server process, thus overriding the default location. Setting an empty argument will disable the use of a file for storing the process ID.


Resolve IP addresses when setting environment variables. See Inetd Environment.

-R rate

Specify the maximum number of times a service can be invoked in one minute; the default is 1000.