CONMAND(8) LLNL CONMAND(8)

NAME conmand - ConMan daemon

SYNOPSIS conmand [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION conmand is the daemon responsible for managing consoles defined by its configuration file as well as listening for connections from clients.

OPTIONS -c file Specify a configuration file, overriding the default location [/etc/conman.conf].

-h Display a summary of the command-line options.

-k Send a SIGTERM to the conmand process associated with the speci- fied configuration, thereby killing the daemon. Returns 0 if the daemon was successfully signaled; otherwise, returns 1.

-L Display license information.

-p port Specify the port on which conmand will listen for clients, over- riding both the default port [7890] and the port specified in the configuration file.

-q Displays the PID of the conmand process associated with the specified configuration if it appears active. Returns 0 if the configuration appears active; otherwise, returns 1.

-r Send a SIGHUP to the conmand process associated with the speci- fied configuration, thereby re-opening both that daemons log file and individual console log files. Returns 0 if the daemon was successfully signaled; otherwise, returns 1.

-v Enable verbose mode.

-V Display version information.

-z Truncate both the daemons log file and individual console log files at start-up.

SIGNALS SIGHUP Close and re-open both the daemons log file and the indi- vidual console log files. Conversion specifiers within filenames will be re-evaluated. This is useful for logro- tate configurations.

SIGTERM Terminate the daemon.

SECURITY The client/server communications are not yet encrypted.

NOTES Log messages are sent to standard-error until after the configuration file has been read, at which time future messages are discarded unless either the logfile or syslog keyword has been specified (cf, con- man.conf(5)).

If the configuration file is modified while the daemon is running and a pidfile was not originally specified, the -k and -r options may be unable to identify the daemon process; consequently, the appropriate signal may need to be sent to the daemon manually.

AUTHOR Chris Dunlap <cdunlap@llnl.gov>

COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 2001-2006 by the Regents of the University of California. Produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. UCRL- CODE-2002-009.

ConMan is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

SEE ALSO conman(1), conman.conf(5).

The ConMan FTP site: ftp://ftp.llnl.gov/pub/linux/conman/

The ConMan Web page: http://www.llnl.gov/linux/conman/

conman-0.1.9.2 2006-06-26 CONMAND(8)