Host Information System client.
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
should be configured according to
the provider's assigned parameters.
Once running, dhid
sends echo request packets to
the server and expects a reply. Once received,
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
client. The server is able to determine when
the host is online and the server tables are updated automatically.
- Show usage information.
- Specify port to listen on. If not specified, the default is
- Use an alternative PID file instead of
- Use an alternative configuration file instead of
- DHIS client configuration.
has been written by
This manual page was written by Guus Sliepen
⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩ for the Debian GNU/Linux system.