[hobbit] Host Groups in hobbit-alerts.cfg as per BB?

Henrik Stoerner henrik at hswn.dk
Thu Jan 27 15:19:56 CET 2005

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 03:28:40PM -0800, Bruce Lysik wrote:

> I'm trying to migrate from a large BB installation which made
> extensive use of host groups via the BBConfigure script.  While some
> of the groups would allow for a regex to describe its members, there
> are quite a few sizable groups where this isn't feasible.

I doubt that. PCRE's are extremely flexible, see below.

> Is there any way hobbit could support the bbwarnsetup.cfg file style
> of host groups?

No. Frankly, I think this would be unnecessary bloat, because it is
fairly easy to do a script that converts the bbwarnsetup hostgroup
definitions into Hobbit macros that can be used directly in the alert

I've attached such a script - it appears to work on the
bbwarnsetup.cfg I have, but there might be some special cases with
bbwarnsetup features I dont use.

E.g. if you have a definition like this one

hg-asd: mwsicha* asp* mwscsg* slsportal* asdad* asdnam* asdmgmt*

the script outputs a macro definition:


Put this in your hobbit-alerts.cfg, and you can define rules like

	MAIL admin at foo.com SERVICE=http


(I admit - it's untested, but it should definitely work. The
expression at least is correct, and matches the hostnames it is
supposed to match).

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