SeisComP kernel.


The kernel is the basic configuration for the seiscomp tool. It contains configuration parameters for all init scripts in etc/init. Each init script can, but does not need to, read the kernel parameters and configure itself accordingly. Kernel parameters are not mandatory but should be taken as (serious) hints. If for example syslog is enabled in the kernel then all init scripts should configure syslog as logging backend for the programs they start. But if a program does not support syslog it can also be started without logging to syslog.



kernel is a standalone module and does not inherit global options.


Type: boolean

Sends all logging output to the syslog backend which logs usually to /var/log/messages. Default is false.

syncarc extension

SeisComP EIDA inventory synchronization component.


Type: boolean

Enables/disables the synchronization of the inventory after a update-config is called. When enabled this will call the sync_arc program everytime that the seiscomp update-config is used Default is false.

messaging extension

SeisComP messaging component that enables communication of modules over the network.


Type: boolean

Enables/disables local messaging (spread+scmaster). The messaging component is an integral component of all modules (except eg acquisition modules). If you are not sure what to do, enable it. Default is true.


Type: port

Defines the messaging port. The default port is 4803 and the messaging connection for all modules running locally is localhost:4803. Default is 4803.