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