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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-inetutils" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="inetutils.html"?>
10
11  <title>Inetutils-&inetutils-version;</title>
12
13  <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils">
14    <primary sortas="a-Inetutils">Inetutils</primary>
15  </indexterm>
16
17  <sect2 role="package">
18    <title/>
19
20    <para>The Inetutils package contains programs for basic networking.</para>
21
22  </sect2>
23
24  <sect2 role="installation">
25    <title>Installation of Inetutils</title>
26
27    <para os="p1">Not all programs that come with Inetutils will be installed.
28    However, the Inetutils build system will insist on installing all the
29    man pages anyway. The following patch will correct this
30    situation:</para>
31
32<screen os="p2"><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../&inetutils-man_pages-patch;</userinput></screen>
33
34    <para os="p3">This patch addresses build issues with GCC &gcc-version;:</para>
35
36<screen os="p4"><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../&inetutils-gcc4_fixes-patch;</userinput></screen>
37
38    <para os="a">Prepare Inetutils for compilation:</para>
39
40<screen os="b"><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/sbin \
41    --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var \
42    --disable-logger --disable-syslogd \
43    --disable-whois --disable-servers</userinput></screen>
44
45    <variablelist os="c">
46      <title>The meaning of the configure options:</title>
47
48      <varlistentry>
49        <term><parameter>--disable-logger</parameter></term>
50        <listitem>
51          <para>This option prevents Inetutils from installing the
52          <command>logger</command> program, which is used by scripts to
53          pass messages to the System Log Daemon. Do not install it because
54          Util-linux installs a better version later.</para>
55        </listitem>
56      </varlistentry>
57
58      <varlistentry>
59        <term><parameter>--disable-syslogd</parameter></term>
60        <listitem>
61          <para>This option prevents Inetutils from installing the System Log
62          Daemon, which is installed with the Sysklogd package.</para>
63        </listitem>
64      </varlistentry>
65
66      <varlistentry>
67        <term><parameter>--disable-whois</parameter></term>
68        <listitem>
69          <para>This option disables the building of the Inetutils
70          <command>whois</command> client, which is out of date.
71          Instructions for a better <command>whois</command> client are
72          in the BLFS book.</para>
73        </listitem>
74      </varlistentry>
75
76      <varlistentry>
77        <term><parameter>--disable-servers</parameter></term>
78        <listitem>
79          <para>This disables the installation of the various network
80          servers included as part of the Inetutils package. These servers are
81          deemed not appropriate in a basic CLFS system. Some are insecure by
82          nature and are only considered safe on trusted networks. More
83          information can be found at <ulink
84          url="&blfs-root;view/svn/basicnet/inetutils.html"/>. Note that
85          better replacements are available for many of these
86          servers.</para>
87        </listitem>
88      </varlistentry>
89    </variablelist>
90
91    <para os="d">Compile the package:</para>
92
93<screen os="e"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
94
95    <para os="f">This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
96
97    <para os="g">Install the package:</para>
98
99<screen os="h"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
100
101    <para os="i">Move the <command>ping</command> program to its FHS-compliant
102    place:</para>
103
104<screen os="j"><userinput>mv -v /usr/bin/ping /bin</userinput></screen>
105
106  </sect2>
107
108  <sect2 id="contents-inetutils" role="content">
109    <title>Contents of Inetutils</title>
110
111    <segmentedlist>
112      <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
113
114      <seglistitem>
115        <seg>ftp, ping, rcp, rlogin, rsh, talk, telnet, and tftp</seg>
116      </seglistitem>
117    </segmentedlist>
118
119    <variablelist>
120      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
121      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
122      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
123
124      <varlistentry id="ftp">
125        <term><command>ftp</command></term>
126        <listitem>
127          <para>Is the file transfer protocol program</para>
128          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils ftp">
129            <primary sortas="b-ftp">ftp</primary>
130          </indexterm>
131        </listitem>
132      </varlistentry>
133
134      <varlistentry id="ping">
135        <term><command>ping</command></term>
136        <listitem>
137          <para>Sends echo-request packets and reports how long the replies
138          take</para>
139          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils ping">
140            <primary sortas="b-ping">ping</primary>
141          </indexterm>
142        </listitem>
143      </varlistentry>
144
145      <varlistentry id="rcp">
146        <term><command>rcp</command></term>
147        <listitem>
148          <para>Performs remote file copy</para>
149          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils rcp">
150            <primary sortas="b-rcp">rcp</primary>
151          </indexterm>
152        </listitem>
153      </varlistentry>
154
155      <varlistentry id="rlogin">
156        <term><command>rlogin</command></term>
157        <listitem>
158          <para>Performs remote login</para>
159          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils rlogin">
160            <primary sortas="b-rlogin">rlogin</primary>
161          </indexterm>
162        </listitem>
163      </varlistentry>
164
165      <varlistentry id="rsh">
166        <term><command>rsh</command></term>
167        <listitem>
168          <para>Runs a remote shell</para>
169          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils rsh">
170            <primary sortas="b-rsh">rsh</primary>
171          </indexterm>
172        </listitem>
173      </varlistentry>
174
175      <varlistentry id="talk">
176        <term><command>talk</command></term>
177        <listitem>
178          <para>Is used to chat with another user</para>
179          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils talk">
180            <primary sortas="b-talk">talk</primary>
181          </indexterm>
182        </listitem>
183      </varlistentry>
184
185      <varlistentry id="telnet">
186        <term><command>telnet</command></term>
187        <listitem>
188          <para>An interface to the TELNET protocol</para>
189          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils telnet">
190            <primary sortas="b-telnet">telnet</primary>
191          </indexterm>
192        </listitem>
193      </varlistentry>
194
195      <varlistentry id="tftp">
196        <term><command>tftp</command></term>
197        <listitem>
198          <para>A trivial file transfer program</para>
199          <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils tftp">
200            <primary sortas="b-tftp">tftp</primary>
201          </indexterm>
202        </listitem>
203      </varlistentry>
204
205    </variablelist>
206
207  </sect2>
208
209</sect1>
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