Thu 03 Feb 2022

Modern inetd in FreeBSD

The inetd ‘super-server’ is a special application which ties incoming network connections to locally-run commands. Using a single super-server to handle all network requests conserves memory and CPU resources at the expense of increased application latency. Although inetd has largely fallen out of fashion today, it was the most common method for handling network requests in the early days of the Internet.

Source: Modern inetd in FreeBSD, an article by Tom Jones.