OnWorks favicon

gkrellmd - Online in the Cloud

Run gkrellmd in OnWorks free hosting provider over Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator

This is the command gkrellmd that can be run in the OnWorks free hosting provider using one of our multiple free online workstations such as Ubuntu Online, Fedora Online, Windows online emulator or MAC OS online emulator



gkrellmd - The GNU Krell Monitors Server


gkrellmd [ --help ] [ --verbose ] [ -u | --update-hz f ] [ -m | --max-clients N ] [ -A |
--address server_address ] [ -P | --port server_port ] [ -a | --allow-host hostname ] [ -d
| --detach ] [ -p | --plugin name ] [ -pe | --plugin-enable name ] [ --plist ] [ --plog ]
| --logfile path ] | --syslog ] [ -U | --user username ] [ -G | --group groupname ] [
--pidfile path ] [ --inet-interval seconds ] [ --io-timeout seconds ] [ --reconnect-
timeout seconds ] [ --mailbox mbox_path ] [ --net-timer net_interface ] [ --mbmon-port
number ]


gkrellmd Listens for connections from gkrellm clients. When a gkrellm client connects to
a gkrellmd server all builtin monitors collect their data from the server. However, the
gkrellm process is running on the local machine, so plugins enabled in gkrellm will
collect data from the local context unless the plugin is client/server capable and has a
gkrellmd plugin counterpart which is installed and enabled on the server. Enabling a
gkrellmd plugin installed on a server requires adding a plugin-enable line to a
gkrellmd.conf file.

Any command launching from a gkrellm client will run commands on the local machine. If
you want to execute commands on the server, the client side commands can use ssh.

There is no support for file system mounting on the machine where the gkrellmd server is


-h --help
Displays usage information and exits.

-v --version
Prints gkrellmd version and exits.

-V --verbose
Prints connection progress.

-u, --update-hz f
Sets the data update frequency in samples per second for the server. This is
independent of and should be less than the gkrellm client update rate. The rate
can be from 1 to 10 and should be lower to minimize network traffic. A value of
not much more than 1/2 the client update rate is best where it is not important to
minimize network traffic.

-m, --max-clients N
Sets the maximum number of simultaneous clients allowed to connect to the server.

-A, --address server_address
Use server_address for the network connection.

-P, --port server_port
Use server_port for the network connection.

-a, --allow-host hostname
Specify hosts which are allowed to connect. Multiple allow-host arguments may be
given. If no hosts are specified on the command line or in a gkrellmd.conf file,
then all hosts are allowed to connect. The hostname argument may be a text name or
a IPv4 or IPv6 dotted notation. For IPv4, the simple subnet pattern x.y.z.* may be
used. Also, if hostname is the keyword ALL then all hosts are allowed. This
option is additive and specified hosts will be added to the hostnames listed in
gkrellmd.conf files unless the --clear-hosts option is given first.

-p, --plugin name
For plugin development convenience, load and enable the command line specified
plugin to avoid repeated install steps in the development cycle. See the README
from the gkrellm demo5 for more information on gkrellmd plugin development.
Requires at least gkrellmd version 2.2.0.

-pe, --plugin-enable name
Specify an installed plugin to enable (this is probably more convenient to specify
in a gkrellmd.conf file). Requires at least gkrellmd version 2.2.0.

-plist Output a list of plugins which are installed and available to enable and exit.
Requires at least gkrellmd version 2.2.0.

-plog Output a log of the plugin install process. When requesting a log, the --detach
option will have no effect. Requires at least gkrellmd version 2.2.0.

-l, --logfile path
Enable sending error and debugging messages to a log file.

Enable sending logging messages to the syslog file.

-c, --clear-hosts
Clears the current list of allowed hosts. Use this before any --allow-host
arguments if you want command line allowed hosts to override and not be additive to
those specified in gkrellmd.conf files.

-d, --detach
Runs gkrellmd in the background and detaches from the terminal.

-U, --user username
Changes user to username after startup. Useful if you want to run gkrellmd as
root, but set it to run with another privileges; typically as the nobody user.

-G, --group groupname
Changes group to groupname after startup.

--pidfile path
Create a PID file for the running gkrellmd. Typically, path would be
/var/run/gkrellmd.pid. Default is no PID file.

--inet-interval seconds
The Internet monitor defaults to reading TCP connections once per second. However,
for Linux SMP kernels where reading /proc/net/tcp causes high cpu usage, the inet-
interval may be set to 1-20 seconds to slow down /proc/net/tcp reads. Or set it to
0 to totally disable the Internet monitor. Requires at least gkrellmd version

--io-timeout seconds
Configure gkrellm clients to disconnect from a gkrellmd server if there is an io-
timeout interval where the client receives no input from the server. Use this for
conditions where gkrellmd may be ungracefully terminated such that socket
connections are not closed. Minimum is 2 (less than 2 for no I/O disconnecting and
is the default). Requires at least 2.1.8 versions of both gkrellmd and gkrellm.

--reconnect-timeout seconds
Configure gkrellm clients to attempt automatic reconnects to a gkrellmd server
every reconnect-timeout seconds after a disconnected state is detected.
Disconnected states are created by normal gkrellmd shutdowns or by an expiring io-
timeout. Minimum is 2 (less than 2 for no automatic reconnecting and is the
default). Requires at least 2.1.8 versions of both gkrellmd and gkrellm.

--mailbox mbox_path
Check the server side mailbox mbox_path and send mail counts to connected gkrellm
clients. Mailbox types may be mbox, Maildir, and MH mail. Requires at least
2.1.11 versions of both gkrellmd and gkrellm.

--net-timer net_interface
Configure gkrellmd to send the connect time for a network interface to all clients
to be displayed in the client gkrellm timer button monitor display. If this is
done, the client gkrellm timer button can still execute commands on the client, but
the button will not affect the timer display. If you want the client timer button
to execute commands on the server, your timer button commands can use ssh. So set
this if your server box has say a ppp0 or ippp0 connection and you want to monitor
its connect time. Requires at least 2.2.7 versions of both gkrellmd and gkrellm.

--mbmon-port port_number
If the mbmon daemon is running when gkrellmd is started, gkrellmd will connect to
mbmon using the given port_number and send mbmon sensor data to connected gkrellm
clients. The mbmon daemon should have been started using the same port number like
so: mbmon -r -P port_number


On the server machine where gkrellmd is installed, copy the sample gkrellmd.conf file from
the server subdirectory of the gkrellm source tarball to one of the gkrellmd.conf
locations listed in the FILES section and edit it to set your preferences or to enable
plugins. Probably don't set the detached option until you are happy with the
configuration. Run: gkrellmd

On a client machine, run: gkrellm -s server-machine-name

Configure the client gkrellm in its graphical configuration window as you wish, and that's
all there is to it. Of course, if you don't use the default gkrellmd port number you will
have to supply an appropriate port argument to the client gkrellm.

Available plugins will be installed in the plugins-gkrellmd directory locations listed in
the FILES section. You may test enable any of these plugins with the -pe option, but for
permanent enabling you should add a plugin-enable line to any gkrellmd.conf file listed in
the FILES section. Run gkrellmd -plist to see a list of all installed plugins and run
gkrellmd -plog to see a log of the plugin install process.

Use gkrellmd online using onworks.net services

Free Servers & Workstations

Download Windows & Linux apps

  • 1
    Eclipse Tomcat Plugin
    Eclipse Tomcat Plugin
    The Eclipse Tomcat Plugin provides
    simple integration of a tomcat servlet
    container for the development of java
    web applications. You can join us for
    Download Eclipse Tomcat Plugin
  • 2
    WebTorrent Desktop
    WebTorrent Desktop
    WebTorrent Desktop is for streaming
    torrents on Mac, Windows or Linux. It
    connects to both BitTorrent and
    WebTorrent peers. Now there's no
    need to wait for...
    Download WebTorrent Desktop
  • 3
    GenX is a scientific program to refine
    x-ray refelcetivity, neutron
    reflectivity and surface x-ray
    diffraction data using the differential
    evolution algorithm....
    Download GenX
  • 4
    PSPP is a program for statistical
    analysis of sampled data. It is a free
    replacement for the proprietary program
    SPSS. PSPP has both text-based and
    graphical us...
    Download pspp4windows
  • 5
    Git Extensions
    Git Extensions
    Git Extensions is a standalone UI tool
    for managing Git repositories. It also
    integrates with Windows Explorer and
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    (2015/2017/2019). Th...
    Download Git Extensions
  • 6
    This is an application that can also be
    fetched from
    It has been hosted in OnWorks in order
    to be run online in an easi...
    Download jtdx
  • 7
    eSpeak: speech synthesis
    eSpeak: speech synthesis
    Text to Speech engine for English and
    many other languages. Compact size with
    clear but artificial pronunciation.
    Available as a command-line program with
    many ...
    Download eSpeak: speech synthesis
  • More »

Linux commands