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SYSMOND(man)		     System Administration		  SYSMOND(man)

NAME
       sysmond - System	Monitoring Utility

SYNOPSIS
       sysmond [ -d ] [	-f config-file ] [ -h ]	[ -n ] [ -p port ] [ -v	] [ -q
       ] [ reload ] [ pause ] [	resume ] [ stop	]

DESCRIPTION
       Sysmond provides	ability	to monitor many	services

       The main	configuration file /etc/sysmon.conf or	an  alternative	 file,
       given with the -f option, is read at startup. Any lines that begin with
       the hash	mark (``#'') and empty lines are ignored. If an	 error	occurs
       during parsing the whole	line is	ignored.

OPTIONS
       -d     Turns  on	 debug	mode. Using this the daemon will not proceed a
	      fork(2) to set itself in the background, but  opposite  to  that
	      stay  in	the foreground and write much debug information	on the
	      current tty. See the DEBUGGING section for more information.

       -f config-file
	      Specify an alternative configuration file	instead	 of  /etc/sys-
	      mon.conf,	which is the default.

       -p portnum
	      Specify an alternate port	number to run on

       -n     Tells  sysmond to	not send notifications to the contacts listed.
	      Primarily	used for debugging only

       -t     This option will test the	configuration file  then  exit	rather
	      than starting the	monitoring daemon.

       -v     Print version and	exit.

       -q     Quiet mode on stdout/err

       reload Send  the	 running  sysmond  a  SIGHUP so	it re-reads the	config
	      file.

       pause  Send the running sysmond a SIGUSR2 so it pauses monitoring.

       pause  Send the running sysmond a SIGUSR2 so it resumes monitoring.

       stop   Send the running sysmond a SIGTERM so it shuts  down.  The  key-
	      words shutdown and suicide also work.

SIGNALS
       Sysmond	reacts	to  a  set of signals. You may easily send a signal to
       sysmond using the following:

	      kill -SIGNAL process-id-of-sysmond

       SIGHUP This lets	sysmond	perform	a re-initialization.  All  open	 files
	      are closed, the configuration file (default is /etc/sysmon.conf)
	      will be reread and the monitoring	is started again.

       SIGUSR2
	      This lets	sysmond	pause  (or  unpause)  monitoring  as  desired.
	      This  is	useful if you will be performing network maintence and
	      do not want to monitor the network for a period of time.

       SIGTERM
	      The sysmond process will die.

       DEBUGGING
	      When debugging is	turned on using	-D option then sysmond will be
	      very verbose by writing much of what it does on stdout. Whenever
	      the configuration	file is	reread and re-parsed you'll see	a  lot
	      of data, corresponding to	the internal data structure.

FILES
       /etc/sysmon.conf
	      Configuration  file for sysmond.	See sysmon.conf(man) for exact
	      information.

SEE ALSO
       sysmon.conf(man)

COLLABORATORS
       Sysmon is primarily written by
       Jared Mauch
       jared@puck.nether.net

Version	0.90.12			  19 Feb 2001			  SYSMOND(man)

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