need a systemd

John Levine johnl at
Sun Aug 16 03:12:54 UTC 2020

In article <20200816024739.GB23449 at> you write:
>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?

Try daemontools which is in ports.  It was written by Dan Bernstein so it
is in his quirky style but it works great.

The "daemon" program someone else mentioned is fine for starting a
daemon but not for managing them,

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