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.TH KMSGSD 8 "November 2002" "Debian GNU/Linux"
.B kmsgsd
\- separates iptables messages from all other kernel messages.
.B kmsgsd
.B kmsgsd
reads messages from the /var/lib/psad/psadfifo named pipe and prints any firewall
related log messages to the psad data file "/var/log/psad/fwdata".
.B psad
cannot detect port scans or other suspect traffic without kmsgsd running on
the machine.
.B kmsgsd
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.
.BR \-c\ \<config\-file>
Specify path to config file instead of using the default configuration file
.BR \-D
Dump the configuration values that
.B kmsgd
derives from /etc/psad/psad.conf (or other override files) on STDERR.
.BR \-h
Display usage information and exit.
.BR \-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.
.BR psad (8),
.BR psadwatchd (8),
Michael Rash (
This manual page was written by Daniel Gubser <>
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
.B psad
is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and the latest
version may be downloaded from
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