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       aspd - Address Search Protocol Daemon


       aspd    [-r repetitions] [-i interface] [hostname]
       aspd    -V

       in.aspd [-r repetitions] [hostname]
       in.aspd -V


       Aspd  is  a daemon that waits for incoming address requests on asp's port. If aspd detects
       itself as being the searched host, it sends a reply to the client, allowing the  retrieval
       of  its  IP  address.  It  is  possible  to specify an alternate hostname on command line,
       instead of using the value returned from the gethostname(3) function. This  is  useful  if
       your hostname is dynamically changed when the link goes up.

       If  aspd  is  invoked  as  in.aspd  it  will work as a server: it makes its work and exit,
       instead of wait for new requests; this is useful if you want inetd(8) to automatically run
       the server when a request arrives.


       -r repetitions
              Set the number of times to re-send the reply. Default is 5 times.

       -i interface
              Set  the interface used to get the address to send to the client, for example ppp0.
              Note that this option can't be used if aspd is invoked by inetd. Note also that you
              have to kill aspd if the interface address changes.

       -V     Show version information


       The  peer  IP  address  and the searched hostname are logged through the syslogd(8) system
       logger daemon, using the daemon facility and the notice level. Transmission errors use the
       warning level and are logged only if aspd was compiled with the debug support.


              Used by aspd to find the asp protocol port number.




       Stenio Brunetta <>

       Comments and suggestions are welcome.


       asp(1), inetd(8), syslog(3), syslogd(8).