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read-only network daemon for sharing public-inboxes


  public-inbox-netd [OPTIONS]


public-inbox-netd provides a read-only multi-protocol (HTTP/IMAP/NNTP/POP3) daemon for public-inbox.  It uses options and environment variables common to all public-inbox-daemon(8) implementations.

The default configuration will never require write access to the directory where the public-inbox is stored, so it may be run as a different user than the user running public-inbox-watch(1), public-inbox-mda(1), or git-fetch(1).


See common options in “OPTIONS” in public-inbox-daemon(8).

-l PROTOCOL://ADDRESS/?cert=/path/to/cert,key=/path/to/key
--listen PROTOCOL://ADDRESS/?cert=/path/to/cert,key=/path/to/key
-l http://ADDRESS/?env.PI_CONFIG=/path/to/cfg,psgi=/path/to/app.psgi

In addition to the normal -l/--listen switch described in public-inbox-daemon(8), the protocol prefix (e.g. nntp:// or nntps://) may be specified to force a given protocol.

Environment variable overrides in effect during loading and reloading (SIGHUP) can be specified as env.NAME=VALUE for all protocols.

HTTP(S) listeners may also specify psgi= to use a different .psgi file for each listener.

err=/path/to/errors.log may be used to isolate error/debug output for a particular listener away from --stderr.

Non-HTTP(S) listeners may also specify out= for logging to stdout.  HTTP(S) users are encouraged to configure Plack::Middleware::AccessLog or Plack::Middleware::AccessLog::Timed, instead.

--cert /path/to/cert

See public-inbox-daemon(1).

--key /path/to/key

See public-inbox-daemon(1).


These configuration knobs should be used in the public-inbox-config(5).




See public-inbox-config(5) for documentation on them.


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See Also

git(1), git-config(1), public-inbox-daemon(8), public-inbox-config(5)

Referenced By


1993-10-02 public-inbox.git public-inbox user manual