alevtd man page

alevtd — webserver for videotext pages

Synopsis

alevtd [ options ]

Description

alevtd is http daemon which serves videotext pages as HTML. Tune in some station with a utility like v4lctl or some TV application. Then start it and point your browser to http://localhost:5654/

Pages may be requested either in HTML format (http://localhost:5654/<page>/ or http://localhost:5654/<page>/<subpage>.html) or in ASCII text format (http://localhost:5654/<page>/<subpage>.txt). Subpage "00" can be used for pages without subpages.

Options

-h
print a short help text and the default values for all options.
-v dev
set vbi device (default: /dev/vbi0).
-d
enable debug output.
-s
Write a start/stop notice and serious errors to the syslog. Specify this option twice to get a verbose log (additional log events like dropped connections).
-t sec
set network timeout to >sec< seconds.
-c n
set the number of allowed parallel connections to >n<. This is a per-thread limit.
-p port
listen on port >port< for incoming connections. Default 5654.
-n hostname
set the hostname which the server should use (required for redirects).
-i ip
bind to IP-address >ip<.
-l log
log all requests to the logfile >log< (common log format). Using "-" as filename makes alevtd print the access log to stdout, which is only useful together with the -F switch (see below).
-L log
same as above, but additional flush every line. Useful if you want monitor the logfile with tail -f.
-u user
set uid to >user< (after binding to the tcp port). This option is allowed for root only.
-g group
set gid to >group< (after binding to the tcp port). This option is allowed for root only.
-F
don't run as daemon. alevtd will not fork into background, not detach from terminal and report errors to stderr.
-r
poll tv frequency, clear vtx page cache if a frequency change was detected.

See Also

alevt(1), xawtv(1), v4lctl(1)

Author

Gerd Knorr <kraxel@goldbach.in-berlin.de>

Info

(c) 2000 Gerd Knorr