4s-boss(8) An administration and store discovery daemon for 4store


[-D | -no-daemonize ] [-p port | --port port ]
[--help ] [--version ]


can be run on 4store storage nodes to provide a store discovery mechanism for a 4store cluster (as an alternative to Avahi/DNS-SD).

It also provides a backend to enable store admin operations to be performed through the the 4s-admin1 utility.

It should be started on all storage nodes of a cluster, and will run as a daemon listening on port 6733 by default.

Error and informational output is sent to /var/log/syslog when run as a daemon, and to stderr when run in the foreground.

Command line options

-D , --no-daemonize
Do not daemonize, send output to stdout/stderr instead of syslog.
-p port, --port port
Port number to listen on.

Configuration file options

port = <port_number>
Port number to listen on.

Options for in /etc/4store.conf should all be within the [4s-boss] section, or will be ignored.

Other options in the [4s-boss] section of the configuration file are used to set the nodes of a cluster, and to set how is used for store discovery. See 4store.conf5 for details.




Ex -std


Start 4s-boss in the foreground on port 9000

$ 4s-boss --no-daemonize --port 9000

Start 4s-boss as a daemon on the default port (6733)

$ 4s-boss


An Dave Challis Aq [email protected] .


should never be run as root. It should be started as any user that has read access to /var/lib/4store and ideally the same user that would run any 4s-backend processes.

The port runs on should only be accessible from trusted hosts, and appropriate firewall restrictions put in place. This is to prevent untrusted users/hosts from sending store deletion/stop/start requests .