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Webserver for videotext pages.

(c) 2000 Gerd Knorr
alevtd(1) General Commands Manual alevtd(1)


alevtd - webserver for videotext pages


alevtd [ options ]


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://local‐ host:5654/<page>/<subpage>.txt). Subpage "00" can be used for pages without subpages.


-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 termi‐ nal and report errors to stderr. -r poll tv frequency, clear vtx page cache if a frequency change was detected.


alevt(1), xawtv(1), v4lctl(1)


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Copyright (C) 2000 Gerd Knorr <> This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either ver‐ sion 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
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