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       psadwatchd - checks to make sure kmsgsd and psad are running.


       psadwatchd [options]


       psadwatchd  checks  on an interval of every five seconds to make sure that kmsgsd and psad
       are running on the box.  If either of the other two daemons  have  died,  psadwatchd  will
       restart  the  daemon  and notify each email address listed in the EMAIL_ADDRESSES variable
       (see /etc/psad/psad.conf) that  the  daemon  has  been  restarted.   psadwatchd  uses  the
       psad.conf  configuration  file  which  by default is located at /etc/psad/psad.conf, but a
       different path can be specified on the command line.


       -c <config-file>
              Specify path to config  file  instead  of  using  the  default  configuration  file

       -D     Dump  the configuration values that psadwatchd derives from /etc/psad/psad.conf (or
              other override files) on STDERR.

       -h     Display usage information and exit.

       -O <config-file>
              Override config variable values that are normally read from the /etc/psad/psad.conf
              file  with  values  from the specified file.  Multiple override config files can be
              given as a comma separated list.


       psad(8), kmsgsd(8),


       Michael Rash (

       This manual page was written by Daniel Gubser  <>  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


       psad is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and the latest version may
       be downloaded from