[hobbit] Alert Question - Holidays

Henrik Stoerner henrik at hswn.dk
Tue Jan 17 17:09:07 CET 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 10:18:43AM -0500, PNIXON at ci.somerville.ma.us wrote:
> How do people handle Holidays (and/or vacations) and the alerts?
> I'm not a programmer but was wondering if it would be possible to add the
> list of holidays to the hobbit-alert.cfg, have the system read that list,
> and if the date matches, treat it like a Sunday.

It wouldn't be difficult to implement. Obviously, you'd need some sort
of configuration mechanism to define what days are treated as holidays,
I would do that outside of the hobbit-alerts config, though - Hobbit 
uses time settings in several places, e.g. the DOWNTIME setting for
individual hosts would probably benefit from the same knowledge that
"today is a holiday".

I think it might be necessary - at least for my Hobbit installation -
to use multiple holiday schedules. Where I work there are systems 
for customers from several countries, and the holidays in the UK are
not the same as those in Denmark. So there should be a way of saying
that "this host uses the UK holiday schedule" and all other hosts use
a default schedule.


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