Limit actions on control channel?

John Thurston john.thurston at
Thu Jun 17 19:48:36 UTC 2021

I see I can define (using the 'controls' statement) a 'read-only' inet 
channel. I suspect I could define a couple of channels on the same 
address if I put them on different ports. Is there a way to define a 
single 'read-write' channel, and then limit certain keys to read-only 
access on it?

Here's the scenario:

I'd like to have a single control channel listening (on port 953, for 
example). I'd like to say the key named "foo" can do lots of things, but 
the key named "bar" can only submit a "status" message. This would let 
our monitoring application ask for "status" without also letting it ask 
for "reload" or "flushname".

Do things because you should, not just because you can.

John Thurston    907-465-8591
John.Thurston at
Department of Administration
State of Alaska

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