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       dnetd - DECnet Super-server


       dnetd [options]
       [-dvVhs] [-l logtype] [-p dir]


       dnetd is a daemon that serves incoming connections from remote systems.
       dnetd reads the file /etc/dnetd.conf to determine which daemons are run
       in response to which objects. See the man page  for  dnetd.conf(5)  for
       more information on the format of this file.
       dnetd  can  also run scripts or programs on the Linux system that match
       the TASK name on an object name. eg if  the  connection  from  VMS  was
       "TASK=showproc"  then the program "showproc" will be run and the output
       (stdout only) sent back to the calling process. Note that dnetd  always
       converts the task name into lower case.
       dnetd looks for it's scripts in three locations:
       a) In the user's home directory (unless the -s switch was specified.
       b)  In  the  directory pointed to by the environment variable DNTASKDIR
       (if that variable exists when the daemon is started)
       c) In /usr/local/decnet/tasks
       dntaskd should be started at system boot time (after  DECnet  has  been
       started) and must be run as root.
       dntaskd reads the decnet.proxy(5) file to authenticate users who do not
       provide usernames when connecting.


       -d     Don't fork and run the background. Use this for debugging.

       -v     Verbose. The more of these there are the more verbose dnetd will
              be. Don't use more than one for normal operation because it will
              seriously impair performance.

       -h -?  Displays help for using the command.

       -s     Run in "secure" mode. This  just  prevents  users  from  running
              scripts  in  their  home  directories.  (so it's not really that

       -p <directory name>
              Specifies the default directory  name  to  search  for  programs
              named  in  dnetd.conf(5).   By  default  dnetd  will look in the
              directory named by $(prefix)/sbin when it was compiled. This  is
              /usr/local/sbin  if  you  compiled  from  unmodified  sources or
              /usr/sbin if you installed a binary distribution.

       -l     Set logging options. The following are available:
              -lm Log to /dev/mono. (only useful if you have my  mono  monitor
              driver and a second monitor)
              -le  Log  to  stderr. Use this for debugging or testing combined
              with -d.
              -ls Log to syslog(3). This is the  default  if  no  options  are

       -V     Show the version of dnetd.


       decnet.proxy(5), dnetd.conf(5)