fam.conf - The File Alteration Monitor (FAM) configuration file
In addition to its command line options, famd
's behavior can also be
controlled through its configuration file. By default, this is
. The -c
command line option can be used to specify
an alternate file.
Configuration lines are in the format option=value
. Lines beginning with
are ignored. famd
recognizes the following
- If set to true, this disables authentication and
reduces access security as described under SECURITY below. This is
false by default. Setting this option to true is the same as
using the -C command line option.
- This is the user name or UID of the user account which
famd will use for unauthenticated clients. If a file can't be
stated by this user, famd will not tell unauthenticated
clients about the file's existence. If an untrusted user is not given in
the configuration file, famd will write an error message to the
system log and terminate.
- If set to true, famd will ignore requests
from remote famds. This is false by default. Setting this
option to true is the same as using the -L command line
option. This option is ignored if famd is started by
- This is the time in seconds that famd will wait before
exiting after its last client disconnects. The default is 5
seconds. This option is overridden by the -T command line
- This is the interval in seconds between polling files over
an NFS filesystem. The default is 6 seconds. This option is
overridden by the -t command line option.
- If set to true, famd will check the list of
exported filesystems when remote requests are received to verify that the
requests fall on filesystems which are exported to the requesting hosts.
This is true by default. If this option is set to false,
famd will service remote requests without attempting to perform the
verification. If the local_only configuration option or -L
command line option is used, xtab_verification has no effect.
- If set to true, famd will try to detect
read-only filesystems. Such filesystems are assumed to never change. This
is false by default. Setting this option to true is the same
as using the -r command line option.