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       ipwatchd.conf - Configuration file of IPwatchD daemon




       IPwatchD  daemon  reads  configuration  from  file specified with -c on
       command line. The file contains keyword-argument pairs, one  per  line.
       Lines beginning with # sign and empty lines are ignored.

       Possible keywords and their meanings are as follows:

              Specifies   configuration   mode   for  network  interfaces.  In
              automatic  configuration  mode  IPwatchD  detects  all   network
              interfaces  automatically  and  sets passive protection mode for
              them. In manual mode it is up to administrator to  specify  list
              of   interfaces   and  protection  modes.  Accepted  values  are
              automatic or manual. Default is automatic.

       iface  Specifies network interface and its protection  mode.  Value  is
              accepted only in manual configuration mode. In active protection
              mode IPwatchD protects your host before IP takeover by answering
              Gratuitous  ARP  requests  received  from conflicting system. In
              passive protection mode it just  records  information  about  IP
              conflict  through standard syslog interface. Specified interface
              must exist and protection mode must be passive or active.

              Specifies minimum interval between defensive  ARPs  in  seconds.
              Accepted value is number from 0 to 600. Default value is 0.

              Specifies   absolute  path  to  user-defined  script  called  by
              IPwatchD when IP  conflict  occurs.  When  there  is  no  script
              specified  IPwatchD  just  generates  syslog  event for every IP
              conflict. Specified file must exist. There is no default  value.

              Specifies  facility  for  logging.  Accepted  values  are  auth,
              authpriv, cron, daemon, kern, lpr,  mail,  news,  syslog,  user,
              uucp, local0, local1, local2, local3, local4, local5, local6 and
              local7. Default value is daemon.


       Automatic configuration mode:

              iface_configuration automatic
              defend_interval 10
              user_script /usr/sbin/ipwatchd-script
              syslog_facility daemon

       Manual configuration mode:

              iface_configuration manual
              iface eth0 active
              iface eth0:0 passive
              defend_interval 10
              user_script /usr/sbin/ipwatchd-script
              syslog_facility daemon


       This manual page was written by Jaroslav Imrich <>


       ipwatchd(8), ipwatchd-script(1)