psadwatchd(8) 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 /etc/psad/psad.conf.
Dump the configuration values that psadwatchd derives from /etc/psad/psad.conf (or other override files) on STDERR.
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.


Michael Rash ([email protected])

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


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