[hobbit] Is there a way to clone host definitions in bb-hosts?

Tim McCloskey devzero at cox.net
Wed Jun 11 04:47:45 CEST 2008

As mentioned, perhaps someone with knowledge on the topic can answer.

To extend the question further, since macros (variables) are able to be used within the hobbit-alerts.cfg file I wonder 
if variables can be assigned in bb-hosts and hobbit-clients.cfg?  At one point I thought of trying to keep all of our 
host/client/alerts data within mysql, but it was only a thought.


John Burk wrote:
   I'm using includes in my bb-hosts to keep the file
> length down, but my included files are comprised of hundreds of hosts
> all identical except for the ipaddresses and hostnames.
> Surely there must be a way to template this, I just can't find it in
> the bb-hosts manpage...
> and so on in mind-numbing repetition...
> ==============================
> I'd like to be able to define the tags in a template, and simply use
> that template.  Does this mechanism exist in bb-host?  That way
> if/when I need to change the tags for all my hosts, I only need to do
> it in one place, and not on every line in 3 different files.

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