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PFSTATD(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		    PFSTATD(8)

NAME
     pfstatd --	small daemon providing pf statistics over network

SYNOPSIS
     pfstatd [-d] [-a address] [-p port] [-u user]

DESCRIPTION
     The pfstatd daemon	queries	statistics from	the packet filter device pf(4)
     and returns them in text form to network clients (like pfstat) connecting
     through TCP.

     The options are as	follows:

     -d		 Do not	detach from terminal, but stay in foreground and print
		 debug messages	to stdout.

     -a	address	 Accept	TCP connections	on the specified address only.	De-
		 fault is to accept connections	on any address.

     -p	port	 Listen	for TCP	connection on the specified port.  Default is
		 port 9999.

     -u	user	 When started as root, drop privileges to the specified	user,
		 after opening the device special file /dev/pf.	 Default is
		 `nobody'.

SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
     Clients are not authenticated and output is not encrypted.	 The daemon
     does not read input from clients and immediately closes connections after
     writing its output.  The daemon requires read (but	not write) access to
     the device	special	file /dev/pf.  The client supports only	one concurrent
     TCP connection, and accepts no more than one connection per second.

SEE ALSO
     pf(4), pfstat(8)

BSD				 May 11, 2006				   BSD

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