Fossil: Serving via xinetd

Fossil SCM

Some operating systems have replaced the old Unix inetd daemon with xinetd, which has a similar mission but with a very different configuration file format.

The typical configuration file is either /etc/xinetd.conf or a subfile in the /etc/xinetd.d directory. You need a configuration something like this for Fossil:

    service http
    {
      port = 80
      socket_type = stream
      wait = no
      user = root
      server = /usr/bin/fossil
      server_args = http /home/fossil/repos/
    }

This example configures Fossil to serve multiple repositories under the /home/fossil/repos/ directory.

Beyond this, see the general commentary in our article on the inetd method as they also apply to service via xinetd.

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