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NAME

       fam.conf - The File Alteration Monitor (FAM) configuration file

SYNOPSIS

       In  addition  to  its command line options, famd’s behavior can also be
       controlled  through  its  configuration  file.   By  default,  this  is
       /etc/fam.conf.   The  -c  command line option can be used to specify an
       alternate file.

FILE FORMAT

       Configuration lines are in the format  option=value.   Lines  beginning
       with # or ! are ignored.  famd recognizes the following options:

       insecure_compatibility    If  set to true, this disables authentication
                                 and  reduces  access  security  as  described
                                 under  SECURITY  below.   This  is  false  by
                                 default.  Setting this option to true is  the
                                 same as using the -C command line option.

       untrusted_user            This  is  the  user  name  or UID of the user
                                 account   which    famd    will    use    for
                                 unauthenticated  clients.  If a file can’t be
                                 stated by  this  user,  famd  will  not  tell
                                 unauthenticated   clients  about  the  file’s
                                 existence.  If an untrusted user is not given
                                 in the configuration file, famd will write an
                                 error  message  to   the   system   log   and
                                 terminate.

       local_only                If  set  to  true,  famd will ignore requests
                                 from remote famds.  This is false by default.
                                 Setting  this  option  to true is the same as
                                 using  the  -L  command  line  option.   This
                                 option  is  ignored  if  famd  is  started by
                                 inetd.

       idle_timeout              This is the time in seconds  that  famd  will
                                 wait  before  exiting  after  its last client
                                 disconnects.  The default is 5 seconds.  This
                                 option  is  overridden by the -T command line
                                 option.

       nfs_polling_interval      This  is  the  interval  in  seconds  between
                                 polling  files  over  an NFS filesystem.  The
                                 default  is  6  seconds.   This   option   is
                                 overridden by the -t command line option.

       xtab_verification         If  set  to true, famd will check the list of
                                 exported filesystems when remote requests are
                                 received  to verify that the requests fall on
                                 filesystems  which  are   exported   to   the
                                 requesting  hosts.   This is true by default.
                                 If this option is set  to  false,  famd  will
                                 service remote requests without attempting to
                                 perform the verification.  If the  local_only
                                 configuration   option  or  -L  command  line
                                 option  is  used,  xtab_verification  has  no
                                 effect.

       detect_readonly_filesystems
                                 If set to true, famd will try to detect read-
                                 only  filesystems.   Such   filesystems   are
                                 assumed  to  never  change.  This is false by
                                 default.  Setting this option to true is  the
                                 same as using the -r command line option.

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