|DHID(8)||System Manager's Manual||DHID(8)|
dhid — Dynamic
Host Information System client.
dhid 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 server.
/etc/dhid.conf should be configured according to the provider's assigned parameters.
dhid sends echo request
packets to the server and expects a reply. Once received,
dhid 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
dhid client. The server is able to determine when
the host is online and the server tables are updated automatically.
- DHIS client configuration.
dhid has been written by
Joao Cabral ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩.
This manual page was written by
Guus Sliepen ⟨email@example.com⟩ for the Debian GNU/Linux system.