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NAME

       puppet-master - The puppet master daemon

SYNOPSIS

       The central puppet server. Functions as a certificate authority by default.

USAGE

       puppet   master  [-D|--daemonize|--no-daemonize]  [-d|--debug]  [-h|--help]  [-l|--logdest
       file|console|syslog] [-v|--verbose] [-V|--version] [--compile node-name]

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       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.

EXAMPLE

       puppet master

DIAGNOSTICS

       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.

AUTHOR

       Luke Kanies

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2012 Puppet Labs, LLC Licensed under the Apache 2.0 License