[hobbit] hobbit ghost reports

Phil Wild philwild at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 17:52:43 CEST 2008

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the update and sorry for the late reply. I have not been in a
position to test until tonight...

I made the change to the config file to address the typo in the distribution
and this has fixed the "Ghost Clients" report in hobbit (wasn't working

Unfortunately, this has not changed the bahaviour of the bb localhost
ghostlist command. It still refuses to update to match the current output of
hobbitdboard or the web site.

I have just spent around an hour adding and removing test hosts that are
sending valid data. The ghost clients web page updates as expected after
short waits. The bb command never updates until a restart is performed.

Does bb localhost ghostlist on your installation update after changes to
bb-hosts and without forcing a restart?

I now have a workaround thanks to your find though....

I am using wget to grab the text file that is generated from the web site.
That gives me a valid list...

Many thanks for your help!



2008/6/3 Ward, Martin <Martin.Ward at colt.net>:

>  Hi Phil. I have found a small typo in the code that may or may not be the
> cause of your woes, my last email to this group detailed it:
> > Further to my last email, I believe I have found the problem/bug/typo.
> > The following pathnames/lines are from my installed file locations but
> you should be able to search/find them in your installed locations:
> > In /opt/hobbit/server/etc/hobbitcgi.cfg, line 47 looks like:
> CGI_GHOSTS_OPT="--env=/opt/hobbit/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg"
> > and in /opt/hobbit/cgi-bin/hobbit-ghosts.sh, line 6 the end of the line
> looks like: bin/hobbit-ghosts.cgi $CGI_GHOSTS_OPTS
> > Changing hobbitcgi.cfg to:
> > Makes it work correctly.
> Having made this change I found that the list of ghost servers was indeed
> valid. I also found that manually editing the bb-hosts file, adding one
> of the ghosts to the end of it (as you might do via a script if you have the
> "Unknown hosts" listed at the end) and waiting about five minutes did cause
> that machine to be added into the main Hobbit pages and be removed from the
> Ghosts list.
> I am running Hobbit 4.2.0 on a Solaris 10 server, nothing special.
> |\/|artin
> --
>  -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Phil Wild [mailto:philwild at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* 02 June 2008 16:15
> *To:* hobbit at hswn.dk
> *Subject:* Re: [hobbit] hobbit ghost reports
> Let me know if you get this working...
> I have been unsuccessful in using the ghostlist report using bb. It is not
> consistent. ghostlist does not stop reporting on hosts after they have been
> added to bb-hosts. There has not been a clear answer as to why from the
> list. Do a search of the mailing list to see my experiences.
> Cheers
> Phil
> 2008/6/2 Val Polyakov <vpolyakov at vmsinfo.com>:
>> nevermind, found my answer:
>> bb "ghostlist"
>> Val Polyakov wrote:
>> > where does hobbit store ghost reports, if anywhere?
>> >
>> > my goal is to have a shell/perl script scan the file (if there's one)
>> daily
>> > for the presence of ghost reports and modify bb-hosts to insert these
>> > machines into an "uncategorized", or some such, section of hobbit
>> >
>> > is there such a file to scan for this in?
>> >
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