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       xtelld - daemon receiving messages from xtell(1) clients


       xtelld [options]


       xtelld  is  daemon  receiving  messages  from  the  xtell(1) client and
       displaying them to apropriate user.


       --help Short help

              Force server to run standalone

              Force server to act as service of inetd

              Print version information and exit.

       -sX    Lifetime for spawned services (in seconds)  ex:  -s25   maintain
              connections for up to 25 seconds

       -mX    Spawn  no  more  than  X  children  services  at a time ex: -m15
              service no more than 15 requests  at  once.   Note:  ignored  if
              inetd service

       -pX    Use port X, default: 4224

       -n     Do not lookup addresses, use IP numbers instead


       Xtell daemon can run either from inetd(preferred) or from command line.
       If you decide to start it from inetd, add this line to /etc/services :

       xtell     4224/tcp            # xtell server

          and this line to /etc/inetd.conf :

       xtell     stream    tcp  nowait    nobody.tty     /usr/sbin/tcpd

       Notice  that  the  entries  are separated by tabs, not spaces.  Restart
       inetd with killall -HUP inetd

       What to do if you are a normal user and want to run xtell daemon:

       You can’t run it from inetd, obviously.  Just  start  ./xtelld  to  use
       xtell  on  default  port (4224). In this case, xtell can write messages
       only to you. If there is another user on that  system  willing  to  get
       messages,  either  s/he  starts  xtelld  on another port (e.g. ./xtelld
       -p4225), or  makes  his/her  tty  writable  by  you  (e.g.  chmod  a+rw
       /dev/tty* /dev/pts/*)


       Radovan Garabík (


       xtell(1), write(1), talk(1), talkd(8), tty(1)