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The following transport layer protocols are a standard part of Oracle Solaris: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), and User Datagram Protocol (UDP). These protocols typically need no intervention to run properly. However, circumstances at your site might require you to log or modify services that run over these transport layer protocols. In this case, you must modify the profiles for these services or add a new service instance by using Service Management Facility (SMF) commands. For more information, see Modifying Services that are Controlled by inetd in Managing System Services in Oracle Solaris 11.3 and Adding inetd Based Services That Run Over Transport Layer Protocols.
The inetd daemon is responsible for starting standard Internet services when a system boots. These services include applications that use TCP, SCTP, or UDP as the transport layer protocol. You can modify the existing Internet services or add new services by using SMF commands. For more information, see the inetd(1M) man page. For recommendations on configuring systems that use inetd processes, see Recommendations for Configuring Systems That Run inetd Based Services.