[Xymon] depends without depends

henrik at hswn.dk henrik at hswn.dk
Thu Mar 3 10:43:15 CET 2011

On Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:51:16 -0700 (MST), Troy Adams <troy at athabascau.ca>
> We just had a switch go down. With respect to the servers on 
> that network, the server's conn went red but services such as 
> http went clear. 
> I didn't write any depends=(http:switch.company.com/conn) into 
> the config. Is a dependency on conn just automatic? 

Yes, a failed "conn" status will by default cause the other network 
tests to go "clear" instead of red.

> If so, how do I shut the automatic dependency off? 

Use "noclear" on the host entry in bb-hosts / hosts.cfg, or
add a tilde - '~' - in front of the critical network tests, 
e.g. www.example.com # ~http://www.example.com/


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