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       micro_inetd - simple network service spawner


       micro_inetd port program [args ...]


       Like  inetd,  this program listens on the net for requests and spawns a
       server to handle them.  However, it  only  handles  one  port  and  one
       program.  The intended use is when you have a server that expects to be
       run by inetd, but you only want to run it temporarily and don’t want to
       bother  with  putting  it  into  /etc/services  and /etc/inetd.conf and
       restarting inetd.  Instead, just start up micro_inetd, and when  you’re
       done just ^C it.

       Other limitations:

       *    Full  inetd  lets  you  specify  the socket type as one of stream,
            dgram,  raw,  rdm,  or  seqpacket;   micro_inetd  only  implements

       *    Full  inetd  lets  you  specify  wait  or nowait; micro_inetd only
            implements nowait.

       *    Full inetd lets you specify  a  user-id  to  run  the  server  as;
            micro_inetd doesn’t try to switch user-ids.


       inetd(8), inetd.conf(5)


       Copyright  (C)  1996,2000  by  Jef  Poskanzer <>.  All
       rights reserved.

                               17 December 2000                 micro_inetd(1)