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       cf-serverd - CFEngine file server daemon


       cf-serverd [OPTION]...  [FILE]


       cf-serverd  is  a socket listening daemon providing two services: it acts as a file server
       for remote file copying and it allows an authorized cf-runagent to start a  cf-agent  run.
       cf-agent  typically  connects to a cf-serverd instance to request updated policy code, but
       may also request additional files for  download.  cf-serverd  employs  role  based  access
       control  (defined  in  policy  code) to authorize requests. Note: this daemon reloads it's
       config when the SIGHUP signal is received.


       --help, -h
              Print the help message

       --log-level, -g value
              Specify how detailed logs should be. Possible values: 'error', 'warning', 'notice',
              'info', 'verbose', 'debug'

       --debug, -d
              Enable debugging output

       --verbose, -v
              Output verbose information about the behaviour of the agent

       --version, -V
              Output the version of the software

       --file, -f value
              Specify  an  alternative  input file than the default. This option is overridden by
              FILE if supplied as argument.

       --define, -D value
              Define a list of comma separated classes to be defined at the start of execution

       --negate, -N value
              Define a list of comma separated classes to be undefined at the start of execution

       --no-lock, -K
              Ignore locking constraints during execution (ifelapsed/expireafter) if  "too  soon"
              to run

       --inform, -I
              Print basic information about changes made to the system, i.e. promises repaired

       --diagnostic, -x
              Activate internal diagnostics (developers only)

       --no-fork, -F
              Run as a foreground processes (do not fork)

       --ld-library-path, -L value
              Set the internal value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH for child processes

       --generate-avahi-conf, -A
              Generates  avahi configuration file to enable policy server to be discovered in the

       --color, -C value
              Enable colorized output. Possible values: 'always', 'auto', 'never'. If  option  is
              used, the default value is 'auto'

       --timestamp, -l
              Log timestamps on each line of log output


       CFEngine  provides  automated  configuration management of large-scale computer systems. A
       system administrator describes the desired state of a system using CFEngine  policy  code.
       The  program  cf-agent reads policy code and attempts to bring the current system state to
       the desired state described. Policy code is  downloaded  by  cf-agent  from  a  cf-serverd
       daemon. The daemon cf-execd is responsible for running cf-agent periodically.
       Documentation for CFEngine is available at


       CFEngine  is  built  on  principles from promise theory, proposed by Mark Burgess in 2004.
       Promise theory is a model of voluntary cooperation between individual,  autonomous  actors
       or  agents  who publish their intentions to one another in the form of promises. A promise
       is a declaration of intent whose purpose is to increase the recipient's certainty about  a
       claim  of  past,  present  or  future  behaviour. For a promise to increase certainty, the
       recipient needs to trust the promiser, but trust can also be  built  on  the  verification
       that  previous  promises  have  been  kept, thus trust plays a symbiotic relationship with
       For an introduction to promise theory, please see


       cf-serverd is part of CFEngine.
       Binary packages may be downloaded from
       The source code is available at


       Please see the public bug-tracker at
       GitHub pull-requests may be submitted to


       cf-promises(8), cf-agent(8), cf-serverd(8), cf-execd(8),  cf-monitord(8),  cf-runagent(8),


       Mark Burgess and AS