Install Netkit-base by running the following commands:
make install &&
cd etc.sample &&
cp services protocols /etc
There are other files in the etc.sample directory which might be of interest to the user.
The Netkit-base package contains the inetd and ping programs.
inetd is the mother of all daemons. It listens for connections, and transfers the call to the appropriate daemon.
ping sends ICMP ECHO_REQUEST packets to a host and determines its response time.