init - inittab , how to monitor process like on linux ?

Nathan Kinkade nkinkade at
Wed Oct 27 10:03:27 PDT 2004

On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 05:53:24PM +0200, ADNET Ghislain wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 04:45:13 +0200, ADNET Ghislain <gadnet at> 
> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >  The init process can watch daemon and respawn died ones on linux with
> >simple configuration. I tried to reproduce this in my FreeBSD server. I
> >know this can be done also as the man page says:
> >
> >
> >but no matter how i tweak the ttys file  i cannot make it to work.
> >
> >Does any FreeeBSD guru can help me make the step from linux complete as
> >i cannot find help about this anywhere (the freeBSD admin book do not
> >speak of it and google is silent about freeBSD specific ttys "inittab
> >like" settings).
> >
> >A simple exemple will do the trick, basicaly i need this to keep spamd,
> >clamd running (with better and safer way  than using a while 1 loop on
> >the shell).
> >
> >Best regards,
> >Ghislain.

What line are you adding to the file /etc/ttys that is not working?

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