[hobbit] New to Hobbit --- file monitoring

Hubbard, Greg L greg.hubbard at eds.com
Thu Nov 1 20:21:55 CET 2007

Did you install this from scratch, or use someone's package to install?
It is surprising that you have both directories (unless one is a symlink
for the other).
I use Solaris for the most part, so I had to build my own configuration.
I don't like to scatter things throughout the file system, so everything
"server" is under hobbit/server and everything "client" is under
I think there is a log file you can check, but I don't where it might be
on your system.  You might want to glance through the man pages for the
various daemons and see where they write their logs.


	From: Scott Mohnkern [mailto:mohnkern at gmail.com] 
	Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 2:02 PM
	To: hobbit at hswn.dk
	Subject: Re: [hobbit] New to Hobbit --- file monitoring
	Okay, did a file search for hobbit-clients.cfg and found:
	Then looked in that file and found:
	mohnkern at Casa-Scott:/etc/hobbit$ grep FILE hobbit-clients.cfg
	#    FILE   : Changes the "files" status according to meta-data
for files. 
	#    FILE filename [color] [things to check] [TRACK]
	There's also a hobbit-clients.cfg in /usr/lib/hobbit/server/etc
The entry is there as well.
	However, at the hobbit screen, the file entry is still coming up
grey, and "no files being checked"
	On 11/1/07, Stef Coene <stef.coene at docum.org> wrote: 

		On Wednesday 31 October 2007, Scott Mohnkern wrote: 
		> Thanks, this was the critical piece of information I
was missing.  There
		> are client configuration files in /etc/hobbit that I
was editing, and
		> clearly they aren't the correct ones.  I need to edit
the ones in 
		> /usr/lib/hobbit/client.
		> Back to editing what I hope is the correct config
file.  I should be able
		> to put
		> FILE "/etc/passwd" GREEN NOEXIST TRACK
		>  in ~/usr/lib/hobbit/client/etc/hobbit- clients.cfg
		> and then start the hobbit client with
/usr/lib/hobbit/runclient.sh start
		>  and get reporting, yes?
		No,  this has to go in the hobbit-clients.cfg file on
the _server_.  The
		server receives the data from the client (including the
log file information)
		and needs to know what to do with it.
		Before the client sends file information to the server,
you need to configure
		client-local.cfg on the _server_. 
		So all configuration is done on the server.
		If the client and the server is the same machine, it can
be tricky to find the
		right config file.  If you install the hobbit server
from source, all files
		are placed in the same sub directory so it is clear to
know what's the server 
		and what's the client.
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