where <SYSCONFDIR> depends on your distribution or build.


main.conf is a configuration file for neard (8). The configuration file is optional but it can be used to set up various aspects of neard's behavior.


The configuration file format is key file format. It consists of sections (groups) of key-value pairs. Lines beginning with a '#' and blank lines are considered comments. Sections are started by a header line containing the section enclosed in '[' and ']', and ended implicitly by the start of the next section or the end of the file. Each key-value pair must be contained in a section.

Description of sections and available keys follows:


This section is the only mandatory section of the configuration file.


Enable constant polling. Default is false. Constant polling will force neard into starting a new polling cycle whenever a target or a device are lost.


Automatically turn an adapter on when being discovered. Default value is false.

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