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       catalog_server - start a catalog server


       catalog_server [options]


       A  catalog server provides naming and discovery for multiple components of the Cooperative
       Computing Tools,  particularly  the  Chirp  distributed  filesystem  and  the  Work  Queue
       distributed  programming  framework.   Services  that  wish  to  be  known  on the network
       periodically publish their information to the catalog  server  via  a  short  UDP  packet.
       Clients  wishing  to  discover  services  by name may query the catalog by issuing an HTTP
       request to the catalog server and will receive back a listing of all known services.

       To view the  complete  contents  of  the  catalog,  users  can  direct  their  browser  to   Command  line  tools  work_queue_status and chirp_status
       present the same data in a form most useful for Work Queue and Chirp, respectively.  Large
       sites  are  encouraged  to  run  their  own  catalog  server  and set the CATALOG_HOST and
       CATALOG_PORT environment variables to direct clients to their server.

       The catalog server is a discovery service, not an authentication service, so services  are
       free  to  advertise  whatever names and properties they please.  However, the catalog does
       update each incoming record with the actual IP address and port from which it  came,  thus
       preventing a malicious service from overwriting another service's record.


        -b, --background
              Run as a daemon.

       -B, --pid-file=<file>
              Write process identifier (PID) to file.

       -d, --debug=<flag>
              Enable debugging for this subsystem

        -h, --help
              Show this help screen

       -H, --history=<directory>
               Store  catalog  history  in  this  directory.   Enables fast data recovery after a
              failure or restart, and enables historical queries via deltadb_query.

       -I, --interface=<addr>
              Listen only on this network interface.

       -l, --lifetime=<secs>
              Lifetime of data, in seconds (default is 1800)

       -L, --update-log=<file>
              Log new updates to this file.

       -m, --max-jobs=<n>
              Maximum number of child processes.  (default is 50)

       -M, --server-size=<size>
              Maximum size of a server to be believed.  (default is any)

       -n, --name=<name>
              Set the preferred hostname of this server.

       -o, --debug-file=<file>
              Write debugging output to this file.  By  default,  debugging  is  sent  to  stderr
              (":stderr"). You may specify logs to be sent to stdout (":stdout") instead.

       -O, --debug-rotate-max=<bytes>
              Rotate debug file once it reaches this size (default 10M, 0 disables).

       -p, --=<port>
              Port number to listen on (default is 9097)

        -S, --single
              Single process mode; do not fork on queries.

       -T, --timeout=<time>
              Maximum time to allow a query process to run.  (default is 60s)

       -u, --update-host=<host>
              Send   status   updates   to  this  host.  (default  is,backup-

       -U, --update-interval=<time>
              Send status updates at this interval. (default is 5m)

        -v, --version
              Show version string

       -Z, --port-file=<file>
              Select port at random and write it to this file.  (default is disabled)


CATALOG_HOST Hostname of catalog server (same as -u).

       •   CATALOG_PORT Port number of catalog server to be contacted.

       •   TCP_LOW_PORT Inclusive low port in range used with -Z.

       •   TCP_HIGH_PORT Inclusive high port in range used with -Z.


       On success, returns zero.  On failure, returns non-zero.


       The Cooperative Computing Tools are Copyright (C) 2005-2019 The University of Notre  Dame.
       This  software  is distributed under the GNU General Public License.  See the file COPYING
       for details.


Cooperative Computing Tools Documentationcatalog_server(1)       catalog_update(1)       catalog_query(1)       chirp_status(1)
           work_queue_status(1)   deltadb_query(1)