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       jk_socketd - a daemon to create a rate-limited /dev/log socket inside a chroot



       jk_socketd -p pidfile -n

       jk_socketd --pidfile= pidfile --nodetach


       The  jailkit  socket daemon creates a rate-limited /dev/log socket inside a jail according
       to /etc/jailkit/jk_socketd.ini and writes all data eventually to  syslog  using  the  real
       /dev/log  Programs  like jk_lsh and also many daemons need a /dev/log socket to do logging
       to syslog.

       jk_socketd is an alternative for syslog to create  /dev/log  inside  the  jail  (see  your
       syslog  manual  how  to  accomplish  this). However, if you are worrying about an attacker
       disrupting normal system operation  by  filling  your  logs  you  should  use  jk_socketd.
       jk_socketd  can  limit  the  number  of bytes written trough the socket. If the logging is
       limited by jk_socketd, processes that run inside the jail will be slowed down if they  try
       to use the logging service. If you expect a high logging rate in a jail, it is recommended
       to use syslog to create the socket in the jail instead of jk_socketd.

       On (Open)Solaris /dev/log is not a socket and therefore jk_socketd will not  function.  On
       (Open)Solaris  you  should  create  the  devices  /dev/log and /dev/conslog in the jail to
       enable logging inside the jail.

       The rate limiting is done based on three parameters, the base, the peak and the  interval.
       The  interval  is the number of seconds that jk_socketd will use to count up to the number
       of bytes. The base and peak are both a number in bytes.

       A socket is normally only allowed to have base bytes going trough  per  interval  seconds.
       Only if in the previous interval the number of bytes has been lower than base, peak number
       of bytes is allowed. So a peak can only happen if the previous  interval  has  been  lower
       than base.

       The config file consists of several entries where each entry looks like this:

       base = 512
       peak = 2048
       interval = 5.0

       The  title  of the section is the socket to be created. The directory to create the socket
       in should exist.

       The jailkit socket daemon will change to user nobody and will chroot() into an  empty  dir
       once  all  sockets  are opened. If the /dev/log socket is closed by the syslog daemon (for
       example during log rotation), jk_socketd needs a restart to open it again.


       -n --nodetach
              do not detach from the terminal and print debugging output

       -p pidfile --pidfile=pidfile
              write PID to pidfile

       -h --help
              show help screen

              do not read ini file, create specific socket

              message rate limit (in bytes) per interval for socket specified by --socket

              message rate limit peak (in bytes) for socket specified by --socket

              message rate limit interval in seconds for socket specified by --socket




       jk_socketd logs errors to syslog, so check your log files

       otherwise run jk_socketd -n and it will not detach from the terminal, and  it  will  print
       some debugging output.


       jailkit(8)    jk_check(8)    jk_chrootlaunch(8)    jk_chrootsh(8)    jk_cp(8)   jk_init(8)
       jk_jailuser(8)  jk_list(8)  jk_lsh(8)  jk_procmailwrapper(8)  jk_uchroot(8)   jk_update(8)
       chroot(2) syslogd(8)


       Copyright (C) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Olivier Sessink

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