[Xymon] Where is the linux client name set?

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Sat Sep 16 01:44:18 CEST 2017

Either uname on the client or hosts config on the server.

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On Sep 15, 2017 7:35 PM, "John Thurston" <john.thurston at alaska.gov> wrote:

> It's been a couple of years since I've needed to configure a linux client
> (my Solaris systems are still running their old BB clients). And I'm
> confused with what I'm seeing. This is on a _very_ minimal server
> installation with client; compiled from source.
> I have files in ~/client/tmp/ of the form msg.xymonx.state.ak.us.txt (so
> fully-qualified host.domain name). Yet the first line of that file is:
>   client xymonx.linux linux
> So the message body being sent to the xymon server contains the short host
> name. But the client is writing the file onto the disk with the
> fully-qualified name.
> The xymon server reports my client messages as 'ghosts', and correctly
> picks them up if I put a client alias in hosts.cfg
>   client:xymonx
> I'd like to do away with that alias.
> Where is my linux client picking up this short name?
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