Provided by: cfengine3_3.12.1-2_amd64 bug


       cf-serverd - CFEngine file server daemon


       cf-serverd [OPTION]...  [FILE]


       cf-serverd  is  a socket listening daemon providing two services: it acts as a file server
       for remote file copying and it allows an authorized cf-runagent to start a  cf-agent  run.
       cf-agent  typically  connects to a cf-serverd instance to request updated policy code, but
       may also request additional files for  download.  cf-serverd  employs  role  based  access
       control (defined in policy code) to authorize requests.


       --help, -h
              Print the help message

       --log-level, -g value
              Specify how detailed logs should be. Possible values: 'error', 'warning', 'notice',
              'info', 'verbose', 'debug'

       --debug, -d
              Enable debugging output

       --verbose, -v
              Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent

       --version, -V
              Output the version of the software

       --file, -f value
              Specify an alternative input file than the default. This option  is  overridden  by
              FILE if supplied as argument.

       --define, -D value
              Define a list of comma separated classes to be defined at the start of execution

       --negate, -N value
              Define a list of comma separated classes to be undefined at the start of execution

       --no-lock, -K
              Ignore  locking  constraints during execution (ifelapsed/expireafter) if "too soon"
              to run

       --inform, -I
              Print basic information about changes made to the system, i.e. promises repaired

       --diagnostic, -x
              Activate internal diagnostics (developers only)

       --no-fork, -F
              Run as a foreground processes (do not fork)

       --ld-library-path, -L value
              Set the internal value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH for child processes

       --generate-avahi-conf, -A
              Generates avahi configuration file to enable policy server to be discovered in  the

       --color, -C value
              Enable  colorized  output. Possible values: 'always', 'auto', 'never'. If option is
              used, the default value is 'auto'

       --timestamp, -l
              Log timestamps on each line of log output


       CFEngine provides automated configuration management of large-scale  computer  systems.  A
       system  administrator  describes the desired state of a system using CFEngine policy code.
       The program cf-agent reads policy code and attempts to bring the current system  state  to
       the  desired  state  described.  Policy  code  is downloaded by cf-agent from a cf-serverd
       daemon. The daemon cf-execd is responsible for running cf-agent periodically.
       Documentation for CFEngine is available at


       CFEngine is built on principles from promise theory, proposed by  Mark  Burgess  in  2004.
       Promise  theory  is a model of voluntary cooperation between individual, autonomous actors
       or agents who publish their intentions to one another in the form of promises.  A  promise
       is  a declaration of intent whose purpose is to increase the recipient's certainty about a
       claim of past, present or future behaviour. For  a  promise  to  increase  certainty,  the
       recipient  needs  to  trust  the promiser, but trust can also be built on the verification
       that previous promises have been kept, thus trust  plays  a  symbiotic  relationship  with
       For an introduction to promise theory, please see


       cf-serverd is part of CFEngine.
       Binary packages may be downloaded from
       The source code is available at


       Please see the public bug-tracker at
       GitHub pull-requests may be submitted to


       cf-promises(8),  cf-agent(8),  cf-serverd(8), cf-execd(8), cf-monitord(8), cf-runagent(8),


       Mark Burgess and CFEngine AS