IFSTATED(8) System Manager's Manual IFSTATED(8)
ifstated - Interface State daemon
ifstated [-dhinv] [-D macro=value] [-f file]
The ifstated daemon runs commands in response to network state changes,
which it determines by monitoring interface link state or running
external tests. For example, it can be used with carp(4) to change
running services or to ensure that carp(4) interfaces stay in sync, or
with pf(4) to test server or link availability and modify translation or
routing rules. The options are as follows:
Define macro to be set to value on the command line. Overrides
the definition of macro in the configuration file.
-d Do not daemonize and log to stdout.
Specify an alternate location, file, for the configuration file.
-h Print help message.
-i Ignore initial interface states.
-n Config test mode. Check config validity, then exit.
-v Verbose mode. Use twice to further increase verbosity.
Upon receiving SIGHUP, ifstated reloads the configuration file.
/etc/ifstated.conf ifstated configuration file.
carp(4), pf(4), ifstated.conf(5)
The ifstated program first appeared in OpenBSD 3.8.
OpenBSD 5.9 September 25, 2015 OpenBSD 5.9
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