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NAME

       conmand - ConMan daemon

SYNOPSIS

       conmand [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

       conmand  is the daemon responsible for managing consoles defined by its
       configuration file as well as listening for connections from clients.

OPTIONS

       -c file
              Specify a configuration file, overriding  the  default  location
              [/etc/conman.conf].

       -F     Run the daemon in the foreground.

       -h     Display a summary of the command-line options.

       -k     Send  a  SIGTERM  to  the  conmand  process  associated with the
              specified configuration, thereby killing the daemon.  Returns  0
              if the daemon was successfully signaled; otherwise, returns 1.

       -L     Display license information.

       -p port
              Specify  the  port  on  which  conmand  will listen for clients,
              overriding both the default port [7890] and the  port  specified
              in the configuration file.

       -q     Displays  the  PID  of  the  conmand process associated with the
              specified configuration if it appears active.  Returns 0 if  the
              configuration appears active; otherwise, returns 1.

       -r     Send  a  SIGHUP  to  the  conmand  process  associated  with the
              specified configuration, thereby re-opening both  that  daemon's
              log  file  and  individual  console log files.  Returns 0 if the
              daemon was successfully signaled; otherwise, returns 1.

       -v     Enable verbose mode.

       -V     Display version information.

       -z     Truncate both the daemon's log file and individual  console  log
              files at start-up.

SIGNALS

       SIGHUP      Close  and  re-open  both  the  daemon's  log  file and the
                   individual console log files.  Conversion specifiers within
                   filenames   will  be  re-evaluated.   This  is  useful  for
                   logrotate configurations.

       SIGTERM     Terminate the daemon.

SECURITY

       Connections to the server are  not  authenticated,  and  communications
       between  client  and  server are not encrypted.  When time allows, this
       will be addressed in a future release.  Until then, the  recommendation
       is  to  bind  the  server's  listen  socket to the loopback address (by
       specifying "server loopback=on" in conman.conf) and restrict access  to
       the server host.

NOTES

       Log  messages  are sent to standard-error until after the configuration
       file has been read, at which time future messages are discarded  unless
       either   the  logfile  or  syslog  keyword  has  been  specified  (cf.,
       conman.conf(5)).

       If the configuration file is modified while the daemon is running and a
       pidfile  was not originally specified, the '-k' and '-r' options may be
       unable to identify the daemon process;  consequently,  the  appropriate
       signal may need to be sent to the daemon manually.

       The number of consoles that can be simultaneously managed is limited by
       the maximum number of file descriptors a process can  have  open.   The
       daemon  sets its "nofile" soft limit to the maximum/hard limit.  If you
       are encountering "too many open files" errors, you may need to increase
       the "nofile" hard limit.

AUTHOR

       Chris Dunlap <cdunlap@llnl.gov>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
       Copyright (C) 2001-2007 The Regents of the University of California.

       ConMan is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published  by  the  Free
       Software  Foundation,  either  version  3  of  the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

SEE ALSO

       conman(1), conman.conf(5).

       http://conman.googlecode.com/