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       uniconfd - a daemon program for the UniConf configuration system


       uniconfd [ OPTIONS ] MOUNT ...


       UniConf  is  the  One  True  Configuration system that includes all the
       others  because  it  has  plugin  backends  and  frontends.  Or,   less
       grandiosely,   it's  a  lightweight,  distributed,  cacheable  tree  of

       It supports:

       o   retrieving, storing, and enumerating key/value  pairs  (where  both
           keys and values are strings).

       o   multiple backends where the actual key/value pairs are stored.

       o   multiple   frontends   for   tying   it   to   other  configuration

       It operates locally, and across a network, allowing you to tie multiple
       different  applications  together  for distributed computing.  Also, it
       provides notifications in the form of callbacks,  so  your  application
       can be notified if a configuration key has changed.

       uniconfd  is  necessary  when  you  have  more than one application, or
       multiple  instances  of  an  application,  sharing  one  configuration.
       UniConf-enabled    applications   contact   uniconfd   which   provides
       notifications when any of their watched keys change.

       You tell uniconfd which UniConf MOUNT you want it to manage.   See  the
       MOUNTS section for more information.


       -f     Run  in  the  foreground.   Do  not  fork into a separate daemon

       -d, -dd
              Print debugging messages to the console.  The second d increases
              the verbosity of the messages.

       -V     Print the version number and exit.

       -a     Require authentication on incoming connections.

       -A     Check all accesses against a perms moniker.

       -p port
              Listen on a given TCP port.  The default is 4111.  If port is 0,
              then listening on TCP is disabled.

       -s port
              Listen on a given TCP port wrapped in SSL.  The default is 4112.
              If port is 0, then listening on SSL-over-TCP is disabled.

       -u filename
              Listen  on  a  given  Unix socket filename.  This is disabled by


       Mounts are UniConf path monikers which are in the form:

              This is the tree to manage.  All trees are  descended  from  the
              root tree, indicated by a bare slash (/).

              These are the generators used to read and write key/value pairs.
              You can chain them with  colons.   For  example,  the  generator
              chain:  cache:retry:ini  will cache the configuration for speed,
              retry persistently if the data source disappears, and store  the
              data in an INI-formatted file.

       PATH   This  is the location where the data is stored.  It is dependent
              on which GENERATORS were specified.  For instance, it could  be:
              o a filename (ini:/var/lib/app/config.ini),
              o a network address, (,
              o or even an empty string (tmp:).





       This   software   was   written  by  the  hackers  at  Net  Integration
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