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DHID

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NAME

dhid - Dynamic Host Information System client.  

SYNOPSIS

[-h ] [-p port ] [-P pidfile ] [-f conffile ]  

DESCRIPTION

is the DHIS client daemon. After setting up with a DHIS provider, each machine may run a daemon (in background) in order to update its dynamic IP address within the server.

/etc/dhid.conf should be configured according to the provider's assigned parameters.

Once running, sends echo request packets to the server and expects a reply. Once received, tries to authenticate at the server either in secure on insecure mode. From then on, and providing authentication was successful, the client waits and replies to queries originated at the server. If the server doesn't receive acknowledgments of these packets the host is marked offline. Likewise, if the client doesn't receive queries for a period of time the offline stage is restored.

Therefore, the only thing a DHIS host needs is to run the client. The server is able to determine when the host is online and the server tables are updated automatically.  

OPTIONS

-h
Show usage information.
-p port
Specify port to listen on. If not specified, the default is port 58800.
-P pidfile
Use an alternative PID file instead of /var/run/dhisd.pid
-l conffile
Use an alternative configuration file instead of /etc/dhid.conf

 

FILES

/etc/dhid.conf
DHIS client configuration.

 

AUTHOR

has been written by An Joao Cabral Aq jcnc@dhis.org .

This manual page was written by An Guus Sliepen Aq guus@debian.org for the Debian GNU/Linux system.


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
AUTHOR

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