ossec-execd executes active responses by running the configured scripts. ossec-execd is configured in the ossec.conf. (see ossec.conf: Active Response Options)

ossec-execd argument options

-c <config>

Run ossec-execd using <config> as the configuration file.

Default: /var/ossec/etc/ossec.conf


Execute ossec-execd in debug mode. This option can be used multiple times to increase the verbosity of the debug messages.


Run ossec-execd in the foreground.


Run as group.


Display the help message.


Test configuration.


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