puppet-master - The puppet master daemon
The central puppet server. Functions as a certificate authority by default.
puppet master [-D|--daemonize|--no-daemonize] [-d|--debug] [-h|--help]
[-l|--logdest syslog|FILE|console] [-v|--verbose] [-V|--version]
This command starts an instance of puppet master, running as a daemon and using
Ruby´s built-in Webrick webserver. Puppet master can also be managed by
other application servers; when this is the case, this executable is not used.
Note that any Puppet setting that´s valid in the configuration file is
also a valid long argument. For example, ´server´ is a valid
setting, so you can specify ´--server servername´ as an
argument. Boolean settings translate into ´--setting´ and
See the configuration file documentation at
the full list of acceptable settings. A commented list of all settings can
also be generated by running puppet master with
- Send the process into the background. This is the default. (This is a
Puppet setting, and can go in puppet.conf. Note the special
´no-´ prefix for boolean settings on the command line.)
- Do not send the process into the background. (This is a Puppet setting,
and can go in puppet.conf. Note the special ´no-´ prefix for
boolean settings on the command line.)
- Enable full debugging.
- Print this help message.
- Where to send log messages. Choose between ´syslog´ (the
POSIX syslog service), ´console´, or the path to a log file.
If debugging or verbosity is enabled, this defaults to
´console´. Otherwise, it defaults to
- A path ending with ´.json´ will receive structured output in
JSON format. The log file will not have an ending ´]´
automatically written to it due to the appending nature of logging. It
must be appended manually to make the content valid JSON.
- The port on which to listen for traffic. The default port is 8140. (This
is a Puppet setting, and can go in puppet.conf.)
- Enable verbosity.
- Print the puppet version number and exit.
- Compile a catalogue and output it in JSON from the puppet master. Uses
facts contained in the $vardir/yaml/ directory to compile the
When running as a standalone daemon, puppet master accepts the following
- Restart the puppet master server.
- SIGINT and SIGTERM
- Shut down the puppet master server.
- Close file descriptors for log files and reopen them. Used with
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