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INFOND(8) System Manager's Manual INFOND(8)


infond - Program bugs to compete for food and survival


infond [-d]


This manual page documents briefly the infond command.

infond is the server for the infon game. Infon is a game which simulates the live of simple bugs who eat, propagate, eat each other and evolve. The players can not control the bugs directly but write their "intelligence" in the simple script language lua and upload it to the game using a plain telnet connection. The code can then be modified even while the game is running.

The server will be accessible on port 1234 for telnet clients as well as for graphical clients, such as infon(6).

It can be configured by editing the file /etc/infond.lua.


Runs the program daemonized. Requires root.




infon was written by Florian Wesch <>

This manual page was written by Joachim Breitner <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

November 21, 2006