spmonitor provides a general
monitoring and administrative tool for the Spread system.
The spmonitor program can send queries and commands to Spread
daemons to either gather debugging or performance statistics,
or to shut down specific daemons or change flow control parameters
of the system to tune performance.
The spmonitor works by sending UDP packets to the Spread
daemon, so if network losses occur, commands or status reports
can be lost. It can also lose reports when monitoring a large
number of daemons.
The default config file location. /etc/spread.conf is also
searched if a local file is not found. Spmonitor must load
the spread.conf file in order to opperate.
Some details about the effective use of the spmonitor program
are contained in the Users Guide which is available from the
Spread web site www.spread.org.