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RE: [hobbit] Alert on files out of sync?

> Greetings,
> I'm trying to figure out the best way for Xymon to alert when it detects that a httpd.conf file on two different webheads is different. Due to safety reasons we don't automate our web server config files, but rather use change control to keep them managed. I want to be able to see if someone modifies one config file on one server, but forgets to do it on the second one. I guess I could write a backend script to do it, but thought maybe there was a way to leverage the FILE monitor in hobbit-clients.cfg.

You could md5sum the file prior to your copy over, then test the results to determine that they match.

1.  Create new file.
2.  md5sum the file, saving output to test against.
3.  copy the file over using your usual methods.
4.  run md5sum on both servers, they should match.

The only problem I see here is that you will have to auto-gen an md5sum signature each time you modify your files.