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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 secure!)

       -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
              -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 given.

       -V     Show the version of dnetd.


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