[hobbit] Version of Hobbit y'all use?

Thomas Leavitt tleavitt at unameits.com
Fri Aug 1 06:20:28 CEST 2008

I was able to resolve the /var/log/messages issue by following the
instructions (with slight modifications) in the System Monitoring With
Hobbit wikibook. My Hobbit is now happily reporting green (correctly)
and clear (correctly) depending on the file being monitored.

Now I simply have to figure out what I want it to monitor in that file,
and if there are other files I want to monitor as well. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Galen Johnson [mailto:Galen.Johnson at sas.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 10:14 PM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: RE: [hobbit] Version of Hobbit y'all use?

in sudoers, add a line like:

hobbituser ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/fping

or even easier, change fping to setuid root (chown root /path/to/fping;
chmod 4755 /path/to/fping)


From: Josh Luthman [josh at imaginenetworksllc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:15 AM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] Version of Hobbit y'all use?

I am using 4.2.0 stable, no patches for the office network and 4.2.0
all-in-one patch at home.

Here's what other people are using:

On both my servers I got complaints about /var/log/messages not being
readable (red, IIRC).  Can't explain why it didn't complain for you,

I don't use sudo but I believe if you simply give the permissions of the
"hobbit user" to read/execute /usr/sbin/fping you shouldn't have to
worry about sudo when executing the command via Hobbitmon.

Josh Luthman
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Direct: 937-552-2343
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Those who don't understand UNIX are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
--- Henry Spencer

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:11 AM, Thomas Leavitt
<tleavitt at unameits.com<mailto:tleavitt at unameits.com>> wrote:

Do y'all typically run the "stable" version of Hobbit, 4.2.0, downloaded
from SourceForge, or do many of you run a more recent version?

I noticed that a permission failure on /var/log/messages doesn't produce
a "yellow" on my version.

Anyone have proper SUDO settings that enable the hobbit server to run
fping with no password, and the hobbit clients to read a root only
readable /var/log/messages? Can you just run "fping" without putting
"sudo" in front of the command, if you've got the proper settings  in


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