Provided by: ucspi-tcp_0.88-3_i386
tcpserver - accepts incoming TCP connections.
tcpserver [ opts ] host port prog
opts is a series of getopt-style options. host is one argument. port
is one argument. prog consists of one or more arguments.
tcpserver waits for connections from TCP clients. For each connection,
it runs prog, with descriptor 0 reading from the network and descriptor
1 writing to the network. It also sets up several environment
The server's address is given by host and port. port may be a name
from /etc/services or a number; if it is 0, tcpserver will choose a
free TCP port. host may be 0, allowing connections to any local IP
address; or a dotted-decimal IP address, allowing connections only to
that address; or a host name, allowing connections to the first IP
address for that host. Host names are fed through qualification using
tcpserver exits when it receives SIGTERM.
-q Quiet. Do not print error messages.
-Q (Default.) Print error messages.
-v Verbose. Print error messages and status messages.
-c n Do not handle more than n simultaneous connections. If there are
n simultaneous copies of prog running, defer acceptance of a new
connection until one copy finishes. n must be a positive
integer. Default: 40.
-x cdb Follow the rules compiled into cdb by tcprules(1). These rules
may specify setting environment variables or rejecting
connections from bad sources. You can rerun tcprules(1) to
change the rules while tcpserver is running.
-X With -x cdb, allow connections even if cdb does not exist.
Normally tcpserver will drop the connection if cdb does not
Write banner to the network immediately after each connection is
made. tcpserver writes banner before looking up $TCPREMOTEHOST,
before looking up $TCPREMOTEINFO, and before checking cdb. This
feature can be used to reduce latency in protocols where the
client waits for a greeting from the server.
-g gid Switch group ID to gid after preparing to receive connections.
gid must be a positive integer.
-u uid Switch user ID to uid after preparing to receive connections.
uid must be a positive integer.
-U Same as -g $GID -u $UID. Typically $GID and $UID are set by
-1 After preparing to receive connections, print the local port
number to standard output.
-b n Allow a backlog of approximately n TCP SYNs. On some systems, n
is silently limited to 5. On systems supporting SYN cookies, the
backlog is irrelevant.
-o Leave IP options alone. If the client is sending packets along
an IP source route, send packets back along the same route.
-O (Default.) Kill IP options. A client can still use source
routing to connect and to send data, but packets will be sent
back along the default route.
-d Delay sending data for a fraction of a second whenever the
remote host is responding slowly. This is currently the default,
but it may not be in the future; if you want it, set it
-D Never delay sending data; enable TCP_NODELAY.
-h (Default.) Look up the remote host name in DNS to set the
environment variable $TCPREMOTEHOST.
-H Do not look up the remote host name in DNS; remove the
environment variable $TCPREMOTEHOST. To avoid loops, you must
use this option for servers on TCP port 53.
-p Paranoid. After looking up the remote host name in DNS, look up
the IP addresses in DNS for that host name, and remove the
environment variable $TCPREMOTEHOST if none of the addresses
match the client's IP address.
-P (Default.) Not paranoid.
Do not look up the local host name in DNS; use localname for the
environment variable $TCPLOCALHOST. A common choice for
localname is 0. To avoid loops, you must use this option for
servers on TCP port 53.
-r (Default.) Attempt to obtain $TCPREMOTEINFO from the remote
-R Do not attempt to obtain $TCPREMOTEINFO from the remote host. To
avoid loops, you must use this option for servers on TCP ports
53 and 113.
-t n Give up on the $TCPREMOTEINFO connection attempt after n
seconds. Default: 26.
tcprules(1), tcprulescheck(1), argv0(1), fixcrio(1), recordio(1),
rblsmtpd(1), tcpclient(1), who@(1), date@(1), finger@(1), http@(1),
tcpcat(1), mconnect(1), tcp-environ(5)