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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/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 <sect1info condition="script">
12 <productname>inetutils</productname>
13 <productnumber>&inetutils-version;</productnumber>
14 <address>&inetutils-url;</address>
15 </sect1info>
16
17 <title>Inetutils-&inetutils-version;</title>
18
19 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils">
20 <primary sortas="a-Inetutils">Inetutils</primary>
21 </indexterm>
22
23 <sect2 role="package">
24 <title/>
25
26 <para>The Inetutils package contains programs for basic networking.</para>
27
28 <segmentedlist>
29 <segtitle>&buildtime;</segtitle>
30 <segtitle>&diskspace;</segtitle>
31
32 <seglistitem>
33 <seg>&inetutils-ch6-sbu;</seg>
34 <seg>&inetutils-ch6-du;</seg>
35 </seglistitem>
36 </segmentedlist>
37
38 </sect2>
39
40 <sect2 role="installation">
41 <title>Installation of Inetutils</title>
42<!--
43 <para>Create a definition to allow the <command>ifconfig</command> program
44 to build properly:</para>
45
46<screen><userinput remap="pre">echo '#define PATH_PROCNET_DEV "/proc/net/dev"' &gt;&gt; ifconfig/system/linux.h </userinput></screen>
47-->
48 <para>Prepare Inetutils for compilation:</para>
49
50<screen><userinput remap="configure">./configure --prefix=/usr \
51 --localstatedir=/var \
52 --disable-logger \
53 --disable-whois \
54 --disable-rcp \
55 --disable-rexec \
56 --disable-rlogin \
57 --disable-rsh \
58 --disable-servers</userinput></screen>
59
60 <variablelist>
61 <title>The meaning of the configure options:</title>
62
63 <varlistentry>
64 <term><parameter>--disable-logger</parameter></term>
65 <listitem>
66 <para>This option prevents Inetutils from installing the
67 <command>logger</command> program, which is used by scripts to
68 pass messages to the System Log Daemon. Do not install it because
69 Util-linux installs a more recent version.</para>
70 </listitem>
71 </varlistentry>
72
73 <varlistentry>
74 <term><parameter>--disable-whois</parameter></term>
75 <listitem>
76 <para>This option disables the building of the Inetutils
77 <command>whois</command> client, which is out of date. Instructions for
78 a better <command>whois</command> client are in the BLFS book.</para>
79 </listitem>
80 </varlistentry>
81
82 <varlistentry>
83 <term><parameter>--disable-r*</parameter></term>
84 <listitem>
85 <para>These parameters disable building obsolete programs that should not
86 be used due to security issues. The functions provided by these
87 programs can be provided by the <application>openssh</application>
88 package in the BLFS book.</para>
89 </listitem>
90 </varlistentry>
91
92 <varlistentry>
93 <term><parameter>--disable-servers</parameter></term>
94 <listitem>
95 <para>This disables the installation of the various network servers
96 included as part of the Inetutils package. These servers are deemed not
97 appropriate in a basic LFS system. Some are insecure by nature and are
98 only considered safe on trusted networks. Note that
99 better replacements are available for many of these servers.</para>
100 </listitem>
101 </varlistentry>
102
103 </variablelist>
104
105 <para>Compile the package:</para>
106
107<screen><userinput remap="make">make</userinput></screen>
108
109 <para>To test the results, issue:</para>
110
111<screen><userinput remap="test">make check</userinput></screen>
112
113 <para>One test, <emphasis>libls.sh</emphasis>, is known to fail due to hard
114 coding of some support program paths. All tests pass if the tests are
115 rerun at the end of Chapter 6.</para>
116
117 <para>Install the package:</para>
118
119<screen><userinput remap="install">make install</userinput></screen>
120
121 <para>Move some programs so they are available if <filename
122 class='directory'>/usr</filename> is not accessible:</para>
123
124<screen><userinput remap="install">mv -v /usr/bin/{hostname,ping,ping6,traceroute} /bin
125mv -v /usr/bin/ifconfig /sbin</userinput></screen>
126
127 </sect2>
128
129 <sect2 id="contents-inetutils" role="content">
130 <title>Contents of Inetutils</title>
131
132 <segmentedlist>
133 <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
134
135 <seglistitem>
136 <seg>ftp, ifconfig, hostname, ping, ping6, rcp, rexec, rlogin,
137 rsh, talk, telnet, tftp, and traceroute</seg>
138 </seglistitem>
139 </segmentedlist>
140
141 <variablelist>
142 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
143 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
144 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
145
146 <varlistentry id="ftp">
147 <term><command>ftp</command></term>
148 <listitem>
149 <para>Is the file transfer protocol program</para>
150 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils ftp">
151 <primary sortas="b-ftp">ftp</primary>
152 </indexterm>
153 </listitem>
154 </varlistentry>
155
156 <varlistentry id="ifconfig">
157 <term><command>ifconfig</command></term>
158 <listitem>
159 <para>Manages network interfaces</para>
160 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils ifconfig">
161 <primary sortas="b-ifconfig">ifconfig</primary>
162 </indexterm>
163 </listitem>
164 </varlistentry>
165
166 <varlistentry id="hostname">
167 <term><command>hostname</command></term>
168 <listitem>
169 <para>Reports or sets the name of the host</para>
170 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils hostname">
171 <primary sortas="b-hostname">hostname</primary>
172 </indexterm>
173 </listitem>
174 </varlistentry>
175
176 <varlistentry id="ping">
177 <term><command>ping</command></term>
178 <listitem>
179 <para>Sends echo-request packets and reports how long the replies
180 take</para>
181 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils ping">
182 <primary sortas="b-ping">ping</primary>
183 </indexterm>
184 </listitem>
185 </varlistentry>
186
187 <varlistentry id="ping6">
188 <term><command>ping6</command></term>
189 <listitem>
190 <para>A version of <command>ping</command> for IPv6 networks</para>
191 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils ping6">
192 <primary sortas="b-ping6">ping6</primary>
193 </indexterm>
194 </listitem>
195 </varlistentry>
196
197 <varlistentry id="talk">
198 <term><command>talk</command></term>
199 <listitem>
200 <para>Is used to chat with another user</para>
201 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils talk">
202 <primary sortas="b-talk">talk</primary>
203 </indexterm>
204 </listitem>
205 </varlistentry>
206
207 <varlistentry id="telnet">
208 <term><command>telnet</command></term>
209 <listitem>
210 <para>An interface to the TELNET protocol</para>
211 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils telnet">
212 <primary sortas="b-telnet">telnet</primary>
213 </indexterm>
214 </listitem>
215 </varlistentry>
216
217 <varlistentry id="tftp">
218 <term><command>tftp</command></term>
219 <listitem>
220 <para>A trivial file transfer program</para>
221 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils tftp">
222 <primary sortas="b-tftp">tftp</primary>
223 </indexterm>
224 </listitem>
225 </varlistentry>
226
227 <varlistentry id="traceroute">
228 <term><command>traceroute</command></term>
229 <listitem>
230 <para>Traces the route your packets take from the host you are
231 working on to another host on a network, showing all the intermediate
232 hops (gateways) along the way</para>
233 <indexterm zone="ch-system-inetutils traceroute">
234 <primary sortas="b-traceroute">traceroute</primary>
235 </indexterm>
236 </listitem>
237 </varlistentry>
238
239 </variablelist>
240
241 </sect2>
242
243</sect1>
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