lbcd - Return system load via UDP for remote load balancers

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name lbcd
Package version 3.5.1
Package release 2+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 114 B
Download size 56.84 KB
Official Mirror
lbcd is a daemon that answers UDP queries for system load information and
returns such information as uptime, load, number of logged-in users,
percentage free of /tmp and /var/tmp, and whether there is a user on the
console.  It is intended for use with a load balancing system, and is
particularly useful for such things as UNIX clusters for remote login
where a traditional hardware load balancing solution doesn't work as well.
No load balancing system is included in this package, only the client
daemon and a simple Perl script to query it.  No security or access
control is done by the daemon, so access control must be done via
iptables, a firewall, or an equivalent system.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lbcd_3.5.1-2+b1_i386.deb 3.5.1 i386 Debian Main
lbcd - - -


Name Value
adduser -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.15
libio-socket-inet6-perl -
libsystemd0 -
perl -
sysv-rc >= 2.88dsf-45


Type URL
Binary Package lbcd_3.5.1-2+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package lbcd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install lbcd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install lbcd




2014-08-24 - Russ Allbery <>
lbcd (3.5.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Increase the buffer size for network client timeout tests, hopefully
fixing FTBFS on arm64.
* Switch to debian/upstream/signing-key.asc for the upstream signing key
location and use an armored key to avoid needing include-binaries.
* Prefer *.tar.xz in debian/watch to match packaging.
* Fix Upstream-Contact email address in debian/copyright.
* Add debian/gbp.conf reflecting the branch layout of the default
packaging repository.
2014-01-03 - Russ Allbery <>
lbcd (3.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Mark lbcd listening sockets as close-on-exec.
- Document systemd environment variables and add examples section.
2013-12-29 - Russ Allbery <>
lbcd (3.5.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch the lbcd systemd configuration to Type=simple.  There's no need
for startup notification for this service when using socket
activation.  Link the service with lbcd.socket using Also and Requires.
* Fix a typo in the lbcd systemd service that referenced a misspelled
version of
* Weaken the sanity check on user_mtime to allow for a result of zero,
which should fix build issues on the Debian mips buildds.
* Remove now-unnecessary comment about the conversion of NO_START to a
disabled service on upstart.  Add a dependency on sysv-rc 2.88dsf-45
or later, which added update-rc.d disable support for upstart.
2013-12-28 - Russ Allbery <>
lbcd (3.5.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Restrict the libsystemd-daemon-dev build dependency to linux-any.
* Remove one unnecessary Lintian override about redirecting update-rc.d
2013-12-28 - Russ Allbery <>
lbcd (3.5.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Patch the upstream-provided service unit to set user and group to
lbcd.  Upstream's unit file cannot assume any particular user exists,
so this has to be handled in distribution packaging.
* Add setuid and setgid directives to the upstart configuration.

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