dhid - Dynamic Host Information System client.
dhid [-h] [-p port] [-P pidfile] [-f conffile]
dhid is the DHIS client daemon. After setting up with a DHIS provider,
each machine may run a dhid 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
Once running, dhid sends echo request packets to the server and expects a
reply. Once received, dhid 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 dhid client.
The server is able to determine when the host is online and the server
tables are updated automatically.
-h Show usage information.
Specify port to listen on. If not specified, the default is port
Use an alternative PID file instead of /var/run/dhisd.pid.
Use an alternative configuration file instead of /etc/dhid.conf.
DHIS client configuration.
dhid has been written by Joao Cabral 〈email@example.com〉.
This manual page was written by Guus Sliepen 〈firstname.lastname@example.org〉 for the
Debian GNU/Linux system.