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       aspd - Address Search Protocol Daemon


       aspd    [-r repetitions] [-i interface] [hostname]
       aspd    -V

       in.aspd [-r repetitions] [hostname]
       in.aspd -V


       Aspd  is  a  daemon  that  waits for incoming address requests on asp’s
       port. If aspd detects itself as being the searched  host,  it  sends  a
       reply  to  the  client, allowing the retrieval of its IP address. It is
       possible to specify an alternate hostname on command line,  instead  of
       using  the  value  returned  from  the gethostname(3) function. This is
       useful if your hostname is dynamically changed when the link goes up.

       If aspd 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
       want inetd(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

       -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 address changes.

       -V     Show version information


       The peer IP address and the searched hostname are  logged  through  the
       syslogd(8)  system  logger  daemon,  using  the daemon facility and the
       notice level. Transmission errors use the warning level and are  logged
       only if aspd was compiled with the debug support.


              Used by aspd to find the asp protocol port number.




       Stenio Brunetta <>


       asp(1), inetd(8), syslog(3), syslogd(8).