[sane-devel] /etc/sane.d/saned.conf vs /etc/saned.conf?

ToddAndMargo ToddAndMargo at zoho.com
Wed Jan 31 21:26:20 UTC 2018

On 01/31/2018 03:28 AM, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> Hi,
> ToddAndMargo writes:
>> Hi Olaf,
>> What is this comment inside /etc/sane.d/saned.conf?
>> # NOTE: /etc/inetd.conf (or /etc/xinetd.conf) and
>> # /etc/services must also be properly configured to start
>> # the saned daemon as documented in saned(8), services(4)
>> # and inetd.conf(4) (or xinetd.conf(5)).
>> Why would I need both to get the saned daemon to work?
> If you run saned from systemd, ignore the comment.
> If you run saned from inetd or xinetd (please read the inetd(8) or
> xinetd(8) manual pages or have a look a their Wikipedia entries for what
> these daemons do), the usual setup refers to a sane-port "service" in
> their configuration file, the number of which service is normally
> defined in /etc/services.
> BTW, all of this is also documented in the saned(8) manual page, pointed
> to in the comment itself and the documentation for the files mentioned,
> which the comment points you to as well, and only a quick search engine
> request away.
> Hope this helps,
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