SYNOPSIS

socket PROTO=PROTO PORT=PORT ADDR=ADDR

socket PROTO=PROTO SOCKET_PATH=PATH

DESCRIPTION

The socket event is generated by the upstart-socket-bridge(8) daemon when a socket connection is made whose details match the socket event condition and environment specified in a jobs start on or stop on stanza.

When an incoming connection is detected, the file descriptor representing the socket is passed to the job in question to allow it to accept(2) the connection. Additionally, the environment variable UPSTART_JOB will contain the name of the event ("socket") and the environment variable UPSTART_FDS will contain the number of the file descriptor corresponding to the listening socket.

EXAMPLES

Internet socket

Start web server when first client connects from localhost:

start on socket PROTO=inet PORT=80 ADDR=127.0.0.1

Local socket

start on socket PROTO=unix SOCKET_PATH=/var/run/.s.pgsql.1234

Abstract socket

start on socket PROTO=unix [email protected]/at/upstart/example

AUTHOR

Written by Scott James Remnant <[email protected]>

Manual page written by James Hunt <[email protected]>

BUGS

Report bugs at <https://launchpad.net/upstart/+bugs>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 Canonical Ltd.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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