[Xymon] Can I have noconn but have a server side script that probes some other way?

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Tue Jan 14 11:23:40 CET 2020

On Mon, 2020-01-13 at 16:07 -0500, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
> ...and preferably, reports its result in such a way as to end up in the conn
> column? If so, would I call the column in the script "conn", or something
> else?
> Specifically, something like an Amazon Echo Dot, that's not pingable (but
> does respond to e.g. arping).
> Right now, they're not on my miscellaneous devices page because they block
> pretty much all ports and don't respond to pings. Still, it does appear
> possible to detect if they're up, and if only for completeness, I'd like
> to...

Yes, it is possible. We had servers (clients) in the cloud that could not be
pinged by our on-site Xymon server. However, we could use the SSH test to the
servers. So that at least indicated if the servers had some service present,
and were responding.
(In fact we ran the Xymon client on the servers and used an SSH tunnel to get
the results. It worked well. All the usual tests were reported back except


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