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puppet-master - The puppet master daemon
The central puppet server. Functions as a certificate authority by default.
puppet master [-D|--daemonize|--no-daemonize] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help] [-l|--logdest file|console|syslog] [-v|--verbose] [-V|--version] [--compile node-name]
This command starts an instance of puppet master, running as a daemon and using Ruby´s built-in Webrick webserver. Puppet master can also be managed by other application servers; when this is the case, this executable is not used.
Note that any configuration parameter that´s valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument. For example, ´ssldir´ is a valid configuration parameter, so you can specify ´--ssldir directory´ as an argument. See the configuration file documentation at http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/stable/configuration.html for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet master with ´--genconfig´. --daemonize Send the process into the background. This is the default. --no-daemonize Do not send the process into the background. --debug Enable full debugging. --help Print this help message. --logdest Where to send messages. Choose between syslog, the console, and a log file. Defaults to sending messages to syslog, or the console if debugging or verbosity is enabled. --verbose Enable verbosity. --version Print the puppet version number and exit. --compile Compile a catalogue and output it in JSON from the puppet master. Uses facts contained in the $vardir/yaml/ directory to compile the catalog.
When running as a standalone daemon, puppet master accepts the following signals: SIGHUP Restart the puppet master server. SIGINT and SIGTERM Shut down the puppet master server. SIGUSR2 Close file descriptors for log files and reopen them. Used with logrotate.
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