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altqdALTQ daemon


altqd [-dv] [-f conf_file]


altqd is a daemon program that reads a configuration file and then sets up the ALTQ state of network interfaces. After configuring the ALTQ state, altqd will detach and become a daemon.

The signals SIGINT or SIGTERM will shutdown altqd, and the signal SIGHUP will restart altqd.

The following options are available:

Debug mode. altqd does not detach and goes into the command mode.
-f conf_file
Specify a configuration file to read instead of the default. The default file is /etc/altq.conf.
Print debugging information. This option implies -d.


When -d option is provided, altqd goes into the command mode after reading the configuration file and setting up the ALTQ state. Each command is a single line, starting with the command verb.

The basic commands are as follows:

help | ?
Display a complete list of commands and their syntax.
altq reload
Reload the configuration file and reinitialize ALTQ.
altq interface [enable|disable]
Enables or disables ALTQ on the interface named interface. When altqd enters the command mode, ALTQ is enabled on all the interfaces listed in the configuration file.


configuration file
pid of the running altqd
Unix domain socket for communicating with altqstat(1)
November 26, 2006 NetBSD 7.0