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tcpsvd(8)		    System Manager's Manual		     tcpsvd(8)

NAME
       tcpsvd -	TCP/IP service daemon

SYNOPSIS
       tcpsvd [-hpEvv] [-c n] [-C n:msg] [-b n]	[-u user] [-l name] [-i	dir|-x
       cdb] [ -t sec] host port	prog

DESCRIPTION
       tcpsvd creates a	TCP/IP socket, binds it	to the address host:port,  and
       listens on the socket for incoming connections.

       On  each	incoming connection, tcpsvd conditionally runs a program, with
       standard	input reading from the socket, and standard output writing  to
       the  socket,  to	handle this connection.	 tcpsvd	keeps listening	on the
       socket for new connections, and can handle multiple connections	simul-
       taneously.

       tcpsvd  optionally  checks for special instructions depending on	the IP
       address or hostname of the client that initiated	 the  connection,  see
       ipsvd-instruct(5).

OPTIONS
       host   host either is a hostname, or a dotted-decimal IP	address, or 0.
	      If host is 0, tcpsvd accepts connections to  any	local  IP  ad-
	      dress.

       port   tcpsvd  accepts  connections  to	host:port.  port may be	a name
	      from /etc/services or a number.

       prog   prog consists of one or more arguments.	For  each  connection,
	      tcpsvd  normally	runs prog, with	file descriptor	0 reading from
	      the network, and file descriptor 1 writing to the	 network.   By
	      default  it  also	sets up	TCP-related environment	variables, see
	      tcp-environ(5)

       -i dir read instructions	for handling new connections from the instruc-
	      tions directory dir.  See	ipsvd-instruct(5) for details.

       -x cdb read instructions	for handling new connections from the constant
	      database cdb.  The constant database normally is created from an
	      instructions directory by	running	ipsvd-cdb(8).

       -t sec timeout.	 This  option  only  takes  effect if the -i option is
	      given.  While checking the  instructions	directory,  check  the
	      time of last access of the file that matches the clients address
	      or hostname if any, discard and remove the file if it wasn't ac-
	      cessed  within  the last sec seconds; tcpsvd does	not discard or
	      remove a file if the user's write	permission  is	not  set,  for
	      those  files the timeout is disabled.  Default is	0, which means
	      that the timeout is disabled.

       -l name
	      local hostname.  Do not look up the local	hostname in  DNS,  but
	      use name as hostname.  This option must be set if	tcpsvd listens
	      on port 53 to avoid loops.

       -u [:]user[:group]
	      drop permissions.	 Set uid and gid to the	user's uid and gid, as
	      found  in	/etc/passwd, before running prog.  If user is followed
	      by a colon and a group, set the gid to group's gid, as found  in
	      /etc/group,  instead  of	user's	gid.   If  group consists of a
	      colon-separated list of group names, set the group  ids  of  all
	      listed  groups.	If user	is prefixed with a colon, the user and
	      all group	arguments are interpreted  as  uid  and	 gids  respec-
	      tively,  and  not	 looked	up in the password or group file.  All
	      supplementary groups are removed.

       -c n   concurrency.  Handle up to n  connections	 simultaneously.   De-
	      fault  is	 30.  If there are n connections active, tcpsvd	defers
	      acceptance of a new connection until  an	active	connection  is
	      closed.

       -C n[:msg]
	      per  host	 concurrency.  Allow only up to	n connections from the
	      same IP address simultaneously.  If there	are n  active  connec-
	      tions from one IP	address, new incoming connections from this IP
	      address are closed immediately.  If n is followed	by  :msg,  the
	      message msg is written to	the client if possible,	before closing
	      the connection.  By default msg is empty.	 See ipsvd-instruct(5)
	      for supported escape sequences in	msg.

	      For  each	 accepted connection, the current per host concurrency
	      is available through the environment variable TCPCONCURRENCY.  n
	      and  msg can be overwritten by ipsvd(7) instructions, see	ipsvd-
	      instruct(5).  By default tcpsvd doesn't keep  track  of  connec-
	      tions.

       -h     Look up the client's hostname in DNS.

       -p     paranoid.	  After	 looking up the	client's hostname in DNS, look
	      up the IP	addresses in DNS for that hostname, and	 forget	 about
	      the  hostname if none of the addresses match the client's	IP ad-
	      dress.  You should set this option if you	use hostname based in-
	      structions.  The -p option implies the -h	option.

       -b n   backlog.	 Allow a backlog of approximately n TCP	SYNs.  On some
	      systems n	is silently limited.  Default is 20.

       -E     no special environment.  Do not set up  TCP-related  environment
	      variables.

       -v     verbose.	Print verbose messsages	to standard output.

       -vv    more verbose.  Print more	verbose	messages to standard output.

SEE ALSO
       ipsvd(7),   sslsvd(8),	udpsvd(8),   ipsvd-instruct(5),	 ipsvd-cdb(8),
       sslio(8)

       http://smarden.org/ipsvd/

AUTHOR
       Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>

								     tcpsvd(8)

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