[sane-devel] SUSE9.1: sane-port in /etc/services

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@epkowa.co.jp
Wed, 26 May 2004 13:26:30 +0900

Matt <mathfretwell@blueyonder.co.uk> writes:

> On Wed, 26 May 2004 08:48:30 +0900
> Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>> >
>> > The correct way to fix this is to make the xinetd configuration use
>> > the official name. That is, the saned xinetd config file should
>> > contain the line 'service sane-port'.
>> >
>> > If the xinetd configuration does not match a service name in the
>> > /etc/services file it is ignored by xinetd, since in this case xinetd
>> > doesn't know on which port to listen for connections.
>> I know that much, but all the sane-backend stuff mentions the "sane"
>> service only, AFAIK.  If Henning went through the trouble of getting
>> the "sane-port" service registered with IANA (instead of "sane") then
>> shouldn't the implementation be patched to match?  If Henning meant to
>> register the "sane" service, then something went wrong in getting that
>> across and IANA registered the wrong service.
>> Question stands: what is the prefered way to fix this?
>> -- 
>  As pointed out above, just use "service sane-port" instead of "service sane".
> And in all honesty, does it really matter? Just alter your config.

Yes, it matters because nowhere, AFAIK, is this "sane-port" service
documented in the sane-backends sources/documentation.  FYI, I just
grepped for sane-port in the sane-backends-1.0.14 sources and got zero

sane-net(5) is even so bold as to say:

  For this backend to function properly, it is also necessary  to  define
  the  sane service in /etc/services.  The sane service should be defined
  using a line of the following form:

         sane 6566/tcp # SANE network scanner daemon

whereas IANA has assigned a service by a different name to that port.
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