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Date:      Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:06:07 -0400
From:      Janos Dohanics <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: need a systemd
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On Sun, 16 Aug 2020 09:47:39 +0700
Victor Sudakov <> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I'm looking for a superdaemon to start, monitor and restart (e.g. in
> case of crash) other daemons like squid, syncthing and others. 
> At first I wanted to place them into /etc/ttys but then I realized
> that I need something more flexible like Linux' systemd or Solaris'
> SMF.
> What would you recommend for FreeBSD not as a total rc(8) replacement
> but as a tool to manage some daemons?

Have you looked at sysutils/monit?

Probably no rc(8) replacement but has many flexible options especially
if you need to monitor misbehaving daemons.

I use it to watch/restart amavisd which on one of my servers fails
sometimes to start after log rotation.

Janos Dohanics

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