[hobbit] red is good

White, Bruce bewhite at fellowes.com
Mon Nov 2 19:23:47 CET 2009

You could write a custom script which checks the status of the "conn"
test for the interface which is usually down and set a red condition
when you see it go to green.   The dial-up option would cause this test
to be white until it see a connection and goes green.   You can do this
by issuing:


bb query <hostname.test> 




bb query standby.conn


to get the current status.  Then you can change green into red in your





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From: Kenneth Falor [mailto:kenneth.falor at fcer.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 11:02 AM
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: [hobbit] red is good


greetings, in my company we have firewalls with cellular failover/backup
cards built in them.  I need to be alerted when we fail over to these
cards.  I am currently pinging the T1 WAN interface and get alerts when
it goes down, but I need to get an acknowledgement that the cell card
did in fact fail over and the VPN was re-established. we also want to
use this alerting to see if the cards are randomly dialing out.


If I ping the cell cards static IP it is down (red) when it is not
dialed, so I need alert on green status. I also do not want my main
status pages to be red all the time.  is there a way to say "red is
good, but green is bad"?


Other monitoring tools allow for contingencies like 'if the WAN IP is
down, then try pinging the WWAN IP, but do not ping WWAN IP until then."
can hobbit do this?



Kenneth Falor | Network Administrator | First Choice Emergency Room


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