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NAME

       socket - event signalling that a socket connection has been made

SYNOPSIS

       socket PROTO=PROTO PORT=PORT ADDR=ADDR

       socket PROTO=PROTO PATH=PATH

DESCRIPTION

       The  socket  event  is generated by the upstart-socket-bridge(8) daemon
       when a socket connection is made whose details match the  socket  event
       condition  and  environment  specified  in  a  jobs start on or stop on
       stanza.

       When  an  incoming  connection  is  detected,   the   file   descriptor
       representing the socket is passed to the job in question to allow it to
       accept(2)  the  connection.  Additionally,  the  environment   variable
       UPSTART_JOB  will  contain  the  name  of  the event ("socket") and the
       environment variable UPSTART_FDS will contain the number  of  the  file
       descriptor corresponding to the listening socket.

EXAMPLES

   Internet socket
       Start web server when first client connects from localhost:

              start on socket PROTO=inet PORT=80 ADDR=127.0.0.1

   Local socket
              start on socket PROTO=unix PATH=/var/run/.s.pgsql.1234

   Abstract socket
              start on socket PROTO=unix PATH=@/at/upstart/example

AUTHOR

       Written by Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com>

       Manual page written by James Hunt <james.hunt@ubuntu.com>

BUGS

       Report bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2011 Canonical Ltd.

       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       init(5) init(8) socket(2) socket(7) upstart-socket-bridge(8)