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4.2 Inetd Operation Mode

In ‘inetd’ operation mode inetd receives requests from standard input and sends its replies to the standard output. This mode is enabled by mode inetd statement (see mode statement) in configuration file, or by the --inetd command line option (see --inetd). This mode is usually used when invoking dicod from inetd.conf file, as in example below:

dict  stream  tcp  nowait  nobody /usr/bin/dicod --inetd