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A utility for monitoring and managing daemons or similar programs

monit is a utility for monitoring and managing daemons or similar programs running on a Unix system. It will start specified programs if they are not running and restart programs not responding.

monit supports: * Daemon mode - poll programs at a specified interval * Monitoring modes - active, passive or manual * Start, stop and restart of programs * Group and manage groups of programs * Process dependency definition * Logging to syslog or own logfile * Configuration - comprehensive controlfile * Runtime and TCP/IP port checking (tcp and udp) * SSL support for port checking * Unix domain socket checking * Process status and process timeout * Process cpu usage * Process memory usage * Process zombie check * Check the systems load average * Check a file or directory timestamp * Alert, stop or restart a process based on its characteristics * MD5 checksum for programs started and stopped by monit * Alert notification for program timeout, restart, checksum, stop resource and timestamp error * Flexible and customizable email alert messages * Protocol verification. HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, NNTP, SSH, DWP, LDAPv2 and LDAPv3 * An http interface with optional SSL support to make monit accessible from a webbrowser

Package version:1:5.1.1-1


 This readme serves as a quick start, please use `man monit' for
 documentation on the program.
   -  ./configure
   -  make
   -  make install
   -  man monit
 This will install Monit and the man-file in /usr/local/bin and
 /usr/local/man/man1 respectively. If you want another location than
 /usr/local, run configure with the prefi


For some slow-to-start processes monit can, especially at bootup, start 
to monitor a process before it is fully initialised.
This can cause monit to erroneously attempt a restart.
To avoid this, you should have the process set to 'mode manual' in 
monitrc and then create a script called monit_delay in /etc/monit/

A typical /etc/monit/monit_delay looks like this:



How to use monit with ssl

File information:
   @author Christian Hopp, <>

Where to get openssl:

You can get the newest version of openssl at:

In many cases your operating system already has a binary version of
openssl installed.

How do I turn on ssl support in monit:


MONIT(1)                    User Commands                   MONIT(1)

       Monit - utility 


monit (1:5.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (Closes: #573777)
  * Added config


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This package was originally debianized by Fredrik Steen <>
on Tue, 21 May 2002 09:52

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