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Re: Is "inetd" usable with cygwin?
"Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Dave Down wrote:
>> I'm a new cygwin user but I'm a long term windows user and have worked
>> unix/linux in the past. I can use the cygwin network clients, but I'm
>> confused about the server daemons. On regular linux systems, "inetd" is
>> started automatically, but it isn't with cygwin . I looked for
>> about this in the user manual, but didn't see it mentioned.
>> I then looked around in files and found in "inetd.conf" that the command
>> "net start inetd" should start it, but when I enter the command, I get
>> error "The service name is invalid." from the windows net utility and I
>> didn't find documentation for installing it as a service.
>> So, is "inetd" not usable with cygwin or is there somewhere that I can
>> about how to set it up? Does it conflict with windows network services?
>> can start the windows telnet server and log in from another computer that
>> way and the Xwindows features of cygwin are working fine, so I'd expect
>> others like "ftpd" should be usable too.
>> I'll continue to dig around trying to find answers, but if someone would
>> spend a few minutes to save me many more hours of frustration, I'd
>> appreciate it...
> Read '/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/inetutils-1.3.2.README' and then use
> '/usr/bin/iu-config' to configure it. Do the first thing first and
> the second thing second to avoid tripping and falling. Also, don't
> run with scissors! ;-)
Thanks for the quick reply, the README file was the info I was looking for.
However, after following the instructions for WinXP, "net start inetd"
produces the error "The service is not responding to the control function".
I also added syslogd as a service and it starts up fine. I also tried
xinetd and it handles all of the internal services fine, but none of the
external ones. I'm wondering of files permissions might be a factor here?
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