[xymon] Brief red alarms

Jaime Kikpole jkikpole at cairodurham.org
Tue Nov 30 17:01:17 CET 2010

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM, Henrik Størner <henrik at hswn.dk> wrote:
> Nothing to be sorry for. Like I said, there were some fixes to hobbitping
> done in the 4.3.0 beta-3 release, so hopefully it shouldn't segfault now.

Good to know.  When I can manage to schedule the next upgrade, this
will be something to look forward to.  Thanks.

>> Is that just a matter of putting "fping" in the FPING variable of
>> hobbitserver.cfg?
> Yes.

I did this and there have been no more false alarms.  Just as a test,
I unplugged one server's network cable and xymon reported it down
within 1-2 minutes.  I plugged it back in and it reported it back up
about 1-2 minutes later.

I'd like to thank everyone for the help.  Xymon has been so good for
our needs that my coworker said that he feels naked whenever xymon is
offline.  (A major switch failed at one point, so he couldn't see the
web server xymon is on.  He had to diagnose things the old fashioned
way, i.e. lots of pings.)  I recommend it to sysadmins all over the
place now.  :)


Network Administrator
Cairo-Durham Central School District

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