[Xymon] IPv6 and state of developement

Krinetzki, Stephan Krinetzki at itc.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Jun 23 10:11:44 CEST 2020

Dear all,

Our university is now moving from IPv4 to IPv6 and we want to continue using Xymon as a monitoring tool, but we are facing some difficulties.

I have now compiled the latest archive version [r8119] from the 4.x-master. The compilation process ran without problems, but there were problems when starting the xymon-client and the xymon-server because of wrongly set variables. Fortunately this was solved, now client and server are running, but neither the server nor the client get correct monitoring data.

With an IPv6 only Xymon server the client reports the following in the logs:

2020-06-23 10:07:20.222067 Whoops ! Failed to send message (timeout)
2020-06-23 10:07:20.222133 ->  
2020-06-23 10:07:20.222137 ->  Recipient '2a00:8a60:1:9304::1', timeout -2
2020-06-23 10:07:20.222141 ->  1st line: 'extcombo 1100 3484'

The IP of the Client is 2a00:8a60:1:9304::1:5.

So imho there is missing a block. Even the ping Tests doesn't work. Any suggestions, where to look?

The IPv6 addresses are in the normal IPv6 format, in the config file and in the hosts.cfg.

Maybe someone can give me a hint.

The next question: Is there any developing at the moment or should we switch to a better maintained monitoring system? 



Stephan Krinetzki
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RWTH Aachen University
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