netamsctl - command-line configuration tool for NeTAMS daemon
netamsctl [ -s -f <config-file> ] command ...
NeTAMS is a Network Traffic Accounting and Monitoring Software. Upon
startup, netams daemon process is accessible via command-line interface
provided by its "server" service. To connect, a generic telnet
application could be used. However, sometimes it is neccessary to
issue just a single command: consider an activity monitoring script,
for example. In this case it is useful to provide some level of
automation and avoid login/password typing. That is wherer netamsctl is
netamsctl is a simple telnet-like application. It does automatic login
onto running NeTAMS process, ad it will issue a number of commands
specified as arguments. Daemon’s output will be then directed to
config-file specifies an alternate configuration file to use.
-s run silently, do not print username/password/port and command
CONFIGURATION FILE FORMAT
By default, netamsctl will search for a configuration file there:
~/.netamsctl.rc /etc/netams/netamsctl.rc Pathname could be overriden
with command-line option -f . That file should contain at most
You can specify a single netams comamnd, or a number of commands
separated by ’ && ’ sequence (be aware of spaces). Multiple commands
are neccessary to configure netams services. For exapmle:
netamsctl "show version"
netamsctl "service processor && unit host name AA sys-deny && exit"
Of course, you should have NeTAMS daemon running somewhere, and
neccessary access rights.
Anton Vinokurov <email@example.com>
24 April 2006 netamsctl(8)