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TITS(8)			FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		       TITS(8)

NAME
     tits Tiny Terminal	Server

SYNOPSIS
     /usr/local/sbin/tits [config-file]

DESCRIPTION
     The tits command is a server process which	provides telnet(1) or raw ac-
     cess to one or more tty ports as specified	in config-file (or
     /usr/local/etc/tits.conf if no configuration file is specified on the
     command line).

     Any number	of telnet(1) or	raw clients may	connect	to a single tits port.
     Each client will see exactly the same output as well as being able	to
     send keystrokes simultaneously.

     tits implements access control using the hosts_access(5) framework	to
     filter incoming network connections.  The service name used to look up
     each port in the hosts_access(5) database is dependent on how the port is
     specified in the config-file.  If a numerical port	is specified, the ser-
     vice name is the final component of the pathname used to invoke the pro-
     gram. Thus, this will be tits in normal operation.	 If the	port is	speci-
     fied using	a service which	needs to be looked up in /etc/services,	this
     service name is used when checking	the host_access(5) database.

     tits multiplexes the data streams between all configured tty ports	and
     connected clients within a	single process.	Thus, it minimises system con-
     text switching overhead when there	is a high I/O load.

     tits also features	a reverse telnet server	which can be used to multiplex
     telnet(1) connections to another terminal server which is limited to a
     single telnet(1) connection at any	one time. In conjunction with a	mas-
     terpty client, the	reverse	telnet server can connect a remote terminal
     server to a psuedo-tty device on the local	system.

FILES
     /usr/local/etc/tits.conf

SEE ALSO
     telnet(1),	host_access(5),	services(5), inetd(8), telnetd(8)

AUTHOR
     tits is Copyright 2001-2006, Steve	Woodford <scw@netbsd.org>, and is pub-
     lished under the terms of the BSD-style license specified in the file
     LICENSE, supplied with the	tits source distribution.

BUGS
     Only a tiny subset	of the telnet protocol specified in the	above RFCs is
     implemented.

     At	this time, there is no `Control	Port' providing	supervisory functions
     for managing a tits process at runtime.

     This manual page could be better.

FreeBSD	13.0			  Oct 6, 2006			  FreeBSD 13.0

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