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.TH PSADWATCHD 8 "March 2009" "Debian GNU/Linux"
.B psadwatchd
\- checks to make sure kmsgsd and psad are running.
.B psadwatchd [options]
.B 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.
.B 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.
.BR \-c\ \<config\-file>
Specify path to config file instead of using the default configuration file
.BR \-D
Dump the configuration values that
.B psadwatchd
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 kmsgsd (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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