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diald-monitor - output format of the diald monitor command
Output on named pipes and TCP connections specified by monitor command.
This manual page documents the format of the output generated by the
monitor command. This output is intended to be used by an external
program to report on the state of diald.
There are five types of status updates that have a fixed number of
parameters. Each of these is issued on a fixed number of lines. The
first line contains a keyword indicating the type of data that should
be expected. The keywords are STATE, TITLE, INTERFACE, STATUS/STATUS2
and MESSAGE. Each of the remaining parameters is issued on a separate
This is issued any time the state of the FSM that controls diald
changes. The variable <fsm-state> gives the name of the state
that diald enters. This gives some indication of what diald is
currently trying to do to the line.
This is currently issued after the STATE message when the state
of the FSM changes. The variable <title> gives the description
of the link as specified in the diald configuration and may be
displayed by the monitor for identification purposes.
INTERFACE <interface-name> <local-ip> <remote-ip>
This is issued any time diald changes the link that it is doing
its policy monitoring on. When diald has a physical link up,
this will be the physical link, otherwise it will be the proxy
link. The string <interface-name> names the device being
monitored, and <local-ip> and <remote-ip> give the local and
remote IP address that are associated with the link.
STATUS <up> <force> <im> <im_itm> <im_tm> <im_fuzz> <im_to> <force_to>
STATUS2 <blocked> <forced>
These are issued every second. They detail the state of a
variety of diald’s internal timers and state variables.
The STATUS2 line is only written to monitors that have
identified themselves as supporting the version 2 monitor
The <up> parameter is 0 if diald thinks the physical link should
currently be down, and 1 otherwise. This does not indicate the
actual state of the link, since it might be in transition. The
actual state of the link can be determined by the state of the
The <force> parameter is 1 if in the current state diald wishes
to force the link to be up constantly. The <force> parameter is
2 if in the current state diald wishes to force the link to be
down constantly. Otherwise it is 0. The status of this
parameter changes due to "up" or "down" rule in the
The <im> parameter gives the current impulse timer mode.
The <im_itm> parameter gives the current primary impulse length.
The <im_tm> parameter gives the current secondary impulse
The <im_fuzz> parameter gives the current impulse fuzz
The <forced-link> and <blocked-link> are set to 1 if the link
has been respectively forced up or blocked down through "force"
or "block" FIFO commands.
The <im_to> parameter gives the time left before the current
impulse times out.
The <force_to> parameter gives the time left before the next
The <to> parameter gives the time left before the next timeout
for a connection.
LOAD <itxtotal> <irxtotal>
This is intended to be used to compute a load average over the
link. It is issued every second. The <itxtotal> parameter
gives the total number of bytes transmitted in the last second.
The <irxtotal> parameter gives the total number of bytes
received in the last second.
This is issued by diald whenever it receives a message command
on the command fifo. The purpose of this is to allow external
programs, such as connect, to pass informational messages
through diald to the monitoring protocol. The most likely use of
this is to allow a monitoring tool to report on the progress of
the current attempt to dial out.
As well, once a second diald will issue groups of lines beginning with
a single line containing QUEUE and ending with a single line containing
END QUEUE that describe the contents of its connection queue. There
will be zero or more lines between these two lines, each describing a
single connection. Each of these lines has four parameters: <protocol>
<ip-1> <ip-2> <time-to-live>. The <protocol> is a string naming the
protocol for the connection. <ip-1> and <ip-2> are the two ip
address/port pairs that define the endpoints of the connection. Note
that the order that these are printed in depends on the numeric
ordering of the ip addresses and ports, and has no relationship with
which is the local and which is remote ip address. The <time-to-live>
parameter gives the number of seconds that this connection is currently
scheduled to remain in the queue.
diald(8), dctrl(1), diald-control(5), diald-examples(5)
Eric Schenk (Eric.Schenk@dna.lth.se)
DIALD 0.99 - 1999.04.06 DIALD-MONITOR(5)