nield - Network Interface Events Logging Daemon
nield [-vh46inarft] [-p lock_file] [-s
buffer_size] [-l log_file] [-L
syslog_facility] [-d debug_file]
nield (Network Interface Events Logging Daemon) is a tool to receive
notifications from kernel through netlink socket, and generate logs related to
interfaces, neighbor cache (ARP,NDP), IP address (IPv4,IPv6), routing, FIB
rules, traffic control. It can be configured using command-line options.
The following options are supported.
- Standard options:
- Displays the version and exit.
- Displays the usage and exit.
- -p lock_file
- Specifies the lock file to use. Default is
"/var/run/nield.pid", if not specified.
- -s buffer_size
- Specifies the maximum socket receive buffer in bytes.
- Logging options:
- It uses the log file "/var/log/nield.log", if
neither "-l" nor "-L" specified.
- -l log_file
- Specifies the log file to use.
- -L syslog_facility
- Specifies the facility to use logging events via syslog.
The standard syslog facilities are as follows:
auth, authpriv, cron, daemon, ftp, kern, lpr, mail, mark, news, security,
user, uucp, local0, local1, local2, local3, local4, local5, local6,
- -d debug_file
- Specifies the debug file to use.
- Event options:
- All events are received, if any event option not
- Logging events related to IPv4.
- Logging events related to IPv6.
- Logging events related to interfaces.
- Logging events related to neigbour cache(ARP, NDP).
- Logging events related to IP address.
- Logging events related to routing.
- Logging events related to fib rules.
- Logging events related to traffic control.
If you find bugs or have other suggestions, please contact Tetsumune KISO
Tetsumune KISO <firstname.lastname@example.org>