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NAME

       innwatch - monitor innd.

SYNOPSIS

       innwatch [ -l logfile ] [ -t seconds ]

DESCRIPTION

       Innwatch  is  normally  started  by  rc.news.   It periodically — every
       <innwatchsleeptime in inn.conf> seconds — examines  the  load  average,
       and  the  number  of  free blocks and inodes on the spool partition, as
       described by its control file, innwatch.ctl.

       If the load gets too high, or the disk gets too full, it throttles  the
       server.   When  the  condition  restores,  it  unblocks the server.  In
       addition, on each pass through the  loop  it  will  check  the  logfile
       <pathlog  in  inn.conf>/news.crit  to  see if it has been modified, and
       send mail to the news administrator if so.

       Upon receipt of an interrupt signal (SIGINT), innwatch will report  its
       status in the file <pathrun in inn.conf>/innwatch.status.

OPTIONS

       -l logfile
              To  specify  a  log  file  to  watch,  other than the default of
              news.crit, use the ‘‘-l’’ flag.

       -t seconds
              To change the  period  between  checks  from  the  default  from
              inn.conf , use the ‘‘-t’’ flag.

HISTORY

       Written   by  Mike  Cooper  <mcooper@usc.edu>,  with  modifications  by
       <kre@munnari.oz.au>,   Steve   Groom   <stevo@elroy.Jpl.Nasa.Gov>   and
       Christophe  Wolfhugel  <wolf@pasteur.fr>.  This is revision 5909, dated
       2002-12-03.

SEE ALSO

       ctlinnd(8), inn.conf(5), innwatch.ctl(5), shlock(1).

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