IN.DISCARDD(1M) Maintenance Commands IN.DISCARDD(1M)


NAME


in.discardd - UDP or TCP discard protocol service

SYNOPSIS


in.discardd


FMRI svc:/internet/discard:default


DESCRIPTION


FMRI stands for Fault Management Resource Identifier. It is used to
identify resources managed by the Fault Manager. See fmd(1M) and smf(5).


The in.discardd service provides the server-side of the discard protocol.
This protocol is used for debugging and bandwidth measurement and is
available on both TCP and UDP transports through port 9.


The in.discardd service is an inetd(1M) smf(5) delegated service. The
in.discardd detects which transport is requested by examining the socket
it is passed by the inetd daemon.


The discard service simply throws away any data it receives from the
client.

TCP-based service
Once a connection is established, the in.discardd
discards any data received. No response is
generated. The connection remains open until the
client terminates it.


UDP-based service
The in.discardd listens for UDP datagrams. When a
datagram is received, the server discards it. No
response is sent.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


inetd(1M), attributes(5), smf(5)


RFC 863


August 23, 2004 IN.DISCARDD(1M)