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NAME

       nagios-statd - nagios-statd daemon

SYNOPSIS

       nagios-statd [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION

       nagios-statd  (nagios-statd  Daemon)  is the daemon program for nagios-
       stat(1).  These programs together comprise a  systems  monitoring  tool
       for various platforms.  It is designed to be integrated with the Nagios
       monitoring tool, although this is not a requirement.

       nagios-statd is the daemon that listens for connections  from  clients.
       It  forks  off  a  new daemon for each incoming connection.  The forked
       daemon executes a series of typical UNIX  commands  and  returns  those
       commands standard output to the client.

OPTIONS

       -a, --allowedhosts=HOSTS
       HOSTS  is  a  comma  delimited list of hostnames and/or IP addresses to
       accept connections from.  The  default  behavior  (without  -a)  is  to
       accept incoming connections from all hosts.

       -b, --bindto=IP
       Normally,  nagios-statd  will bind to all interfaces on a machine.  You
       can enter an IP address to get nagios-statd to only bind only on the IP
       of a particular interface.

       -i, --inetd
       It  is  possible  to  run  nagios-statd  from  inetd,  rather than as a
       standalone daemon.  To do this, you’ll need to enter something  similar
       to:

              /etc/inetd.conf:
              nagios-statd  stream  tcp  nowait  nobody /usr/sbin/nagios-statd
              nagios-statd -i
              /etc/services:
              nagios-statd/1040 tcp

       This is probably the best way to run nagios-statd,  although  that  can
       make  it  prone  to  inetd  DoSes  (which  might  happen if the host is
       monitored on a very short interval, such as every couple seconds).

       -p, --port=PORT
       Port for nagios-statd to listen to.  The default port is 1040.

       -P, --pid=FILE
       Save the pid (process id) of the master daemon to FILE.

       -V, --version
       Output version information and exit.

       -h, --help
       Print short option information and exit.

BUGS

       There is a general lack of feedback for the more obscure platforms.  As
       such  their  behavior  might  not always be particularly deterministic.
       Feedback is always  welcome.   Redhat  Linux  contains  Python  1.x  as
       /usr/bin/python.  This program requires Python 2.x to function.  Either
       change  the  shebang  at  the  top  of  the   program   to   point   to
       /usr/bin/python2, or change /usr/bin/python to be Python 2.x.

AUTHOR

       Nick Reinking http://www.twoevils.org
       E-mail: nick at twoevils dot org

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2002,2003 Nick Reinking.

       This   is   free   software,   there  is  NO  warranty;  not  even  for
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  This  program  is
       licensed  under  the BSD license.  More information is available in the
       LICENSE file included with this program.

       Nagios is a trademark of Ethan Galstad.

SEE ALSO

       nagios-stat(1)