What is it ?
s6-networking is a suite of small networking utilities for Unix systems.
It includes command-line client and server management, TCP access
control, privilege escalation across UNIX domain sockets, IDENT
protocol management and clock synchronization.
If the underlying
skalibs has been
compiled with IPv6 support, s6-networking is IPv6-ready.
- A POSIX-compliant system with a standard C development environment
- GNU make, version 4.0 or later
- skalibs version
188.8.131.52 or later. It's a build-time requirement. It's also a run-time
requirement if you link against the shared version of the skalibs
- execline version
184.108.40.206 or later. It's a build-time and run-time requirement.
- s6 version
220.127.116.11 or later. It's a build-time and run-time requirement.
- s6-dns version
18.104.22.168 or later. It's a build-time requirement. It's also a run-time
requirement if you link against the shared version of the s6-dns
s6-networking is free software. It is available under the
- See the enclosed INSTALL file for installation details.
- This page lists the differences to be aware of between
the previous versions of s6-networking and the current one.
All these commands exit 111 if they encounter a temporary error or
hardware error, and
100 if they encounter a permanent error - such as a misuse. Short-lived
commands exit 0 on success. Other exit codes are documented in the
System clock synchronization
UCSPI TCP implementation
TCP access control
IDENT protocol implementation
- s6-networking is discussed on the