/etc/latd.conf is a shell script (run by /bin/sh) that is run when latd is started up using the latcp -s command.

It contains commands used to customise lat for your site and usually consists of a list of latcp commands.

latd.conf is run with a minimal PATH and a minimal environment. The variable $LATCP points to the latcp binary used to invoke the script.


# /etc/latd.conf
# This is a sample configuration file for latd
# it is run as s shell script from latcp -s with a minimal
# environment and PATH. latcp should be invoked using the
# environment variable $LATCP.
# You can fiddle with all the latd parameters you like in here,
# the first service announcement will not be made until this
# script completes.

# Set the multicast timeout to 30 seconds
$LATCP -m 30

# Add another login service
$LATCP -A -a ZAPHOD -r 100

# Add a queued reverse LAT service to a printer on a DECserver
$LATCP -A -p /dev/lat/printer -Hdecserver -Vdecserver -Q

# Only advertise our service in groups 1-10 and 200
$LATCP -G 1-10,200



latcp(8), latd(8)