rwhod++ 1.0b

Description:  rwhod replacement which uses polling instead of broadcast
Maintainer:  Tobi Oetiker <>
Created:  2001-10-26
Updated:  2006-11-24 (Made Linux Port Work)
Support:  Tobi Oetiker <>
Links:  Homepage, SEPP Dir, INSTALL
OS:  linux
Categories:  system
Binaries:  rwhod++
More Info
The classic UNIX rwhod program is based on broadcasting and can therefore significantly degrade network and host performance as the number of hosts in the network increases. For this reason, rwhod is often disabled at sites with more than a few hosts.

rwhod++ is intended as a compatible replacement for the standard rwhod program. It avoids the drawbacks of rwhod by using an entirely different approach: rwhod++ actively polls a list of hosts using asynchronous RPC. As the data files generated by rwhod++ are identical to those maintained by rwhod, client programs such as rwho and ruptime need not be replaced when rwhod++ is used.