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FAM.CONF(5)                           SGI                          FAM.CONF(5)



NAME
       fam.conf - The File Alteration Monitor (FAM) configuration file

SYNOPSIS
       In  addition  to  its command line options, famd's behavior can also be
       controlled  through  its  configuration  file.   By  default,  this  is
       /etc/fam.conf.   The  -c  command line option can be used to specify an
       alternate file.

FILE FORMAT
       Configuration lines are in the format  option=value.   Lines  beginning
       with # or ! are ignored.  famd recognizes the following options:

       insecure_compatibility    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.

       untrusted_user            This  is  the  user  name  or UID of the user
                                 account which famd will use  for  unauthenti-
                                 cated  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 configura-
                                 tion  file,  famd will write an error message
                                 to the system log and terminate.

       local_only                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
                                 inetd.

       idle_timeout              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
                                 option.

       nfs_polling_interval      This  is  the  interval  in  seconds  between
                                 polling files over an  NFS  filesystem.   The
                                 default  is  6 seconds.  This option is over-
                                 ridden by the -t command line option.

       xtab_verification         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.

       detect_readonly_filesystems
                                 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.

SEE ALSO
fam.conf (fam 2.6.10)          January 19, 2003                    FAM.CONF(5)