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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for esd (redhat section 1)

ESD(1)							     Enlightened Sound Daemon							    ESD(1)

esd - The Enlightened Sound Daemon
Starts up EsounD, which provides a sound mixing server.
esd [options] -d DEVICE force esd to use sound device DEVICE -b run server in 8 bit sound mode -r RATE run server at sample rate of RATE -as SECS free audio device after SECS of inactivity -unix use unix domain sockets instead of tcp/ip -tcp use tcp/ip sockets instead of unix domain -public make tcp/ip access public (other than localhost) -promiscuous start unlocked and owned (disable authentication) -terminate terminate esd daemone after last client exits -nobeeps do not play startup beeps -port PORT listen for connections at PORT (only for tcp/ip) Possible devices are: /dev/dsp, /dev/dsp2, etc.
/etc/esound/esd.conf daemon configuration file
esdcat(1), esddsp(1), esdloop(1), esdplay(1), esdsample(1), esd-config(1), esdctl(1), esdfilt(1), esdmon(1), esdrec(1) 3rd Berkeley Distribution EsounD 0.2.28 ESD(1)