SUMMARY: 3rd party inetd app under solaris 10.

From: Christopher L. Barnard <>
Date: Fri Jan 13 2006 - 12:07:48 EST
I asked:

> I have an app that under previous versions of the OS ran out of inetd.conf.
> The vendor has confirmed that it will run under Solaris 10 just fine.  So
> I put the needed line into the inetd.conf file and ran the inetconv command,
> which generated the .xml file in /var/svc/manifest.  But what I am missing
> is the step to get it recognized as a service by svcs, svcadm, etc.  Since
> none of these commands recognize nmy entry, I can't enable it...
> Any help is greatly appreciated.  TIA.

The answer:

That should have been sufficient.  According to the brief writeup of inetconv
in the inetd.conf file as well as the man page, that should have created the
.xml file in the manifest and loaded it.  It created the manifest, but I
had to load it manually.  Once I did that I could manage it normally.  I
am not sure if this is a bug in inetconf or not, since I have only needed
to use it once so far.

And no, I did not use the -n option to inetconf.

Thanks to:
Gary Chambers <>
Dave Miner <>
Darren Dunham <>
David Foster <>
Scott Spyrison <>
Bernd Schemmer <>
Crist Clark <>

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