Re: best practice for updating inetd.conf with a user-chosen port?
Eric Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
What is the best way to register a daemon under inetd with a
user-chosen port? (I am packaging a daemon that is run by inetd, but
does not have a standard port number.)
Currently I am prompting the user for the port via debconf, grepping
/etc/inetd.conf to make sure it's not already there, and then calling
update-inetd. Is there a better way, or an existing package that
does something similar?
grepping is not enough. There are also full deamons.
BTW I don't like the idea of "user chosen port", and I would really
like that every used port is also listed in /etc/services.
BTW it should be the contrary: the user choose a port in /etc/services,
and the program look in services to find the port number (by calling
getservbyname(3)). inetd use /etc/services, so new question:
how to had new services in /etc/services database?