listen, listen1, tcp7, tcp9, tcp19, tcp21, tcp22, tcp23, tcp25,
tcp53, tcp110, tcp113, tcp143, tcp513, tcp515, tcp564, tcp565,
tcp566, tcp567, tcp993, tcp995, tcp1723, tcp17007, tcp17008, tcp17009,
tcp17010, tcp17013, tcp17014 – listen for calls on a network device|
aux/listen [–iq] [–d srvdir] [–t trustsrvdir] [–n namespace] [net]
aux/listen1 [ –tv ] addr cmd [ args... ]
listen listens on a network for inbound calls to local services.
Net is the network protocol on which to listen, by default /net/tcp.
The services available are executable, non–empty files in srvdir
or trustsrvdir. If neither srvdir nor trustsrvdir is given, listen
looks for executable files in /bin/service. Services
found in srvdir are executed as user none; services found in trustsrvdir
are executed as the user who started listen. When changing user
to none, a new namespace is created, usually by executing /lib/namespace,
but –n selects an alternate namespace. Option –q suppresses affirmative
log information. Option
–i suppresses the periodic scan of the service directories for
Service names are made by concatenating the name of the network with the name of the service or port. For example, an inbound call on the TCP network for port 565 executes service tcp565. These programs are execed with arguments consisting of service (e.g., tcp25), protocol (e.g., tcp), and the directory of this network connection, with the network connection's data file bound to /dev/cons and opened read/write as file descriptors 0, 1 and 2.
At least the following services are available in /bin/service.
At least the following services are available in /bin/service.auth,
the usual trustsrvdir.
Listen1 is a lightweight listener intended for personal use, modeled
from Inferno's listen(1). Listen1 announces on address, running
cmd args... for each incoming connection; the network directory
is passed in the environment as $net. Option –t causes listen1
to run as the invoking user; the default is to become
none before listening. Option –v causes verbose logging on standard
output. See /rc/bin/tlssrvtunnel for an example.
/net/tcp by convention, TCP device bind point|
Srvdir, trustsrvdir and namespace must all be absolute path names.|