[Xymon] Keep getting 403 Forbidden on /xymon

Doug Strick douglas.strick at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 17:34:41 CET 2013

You helped me figure out the problem.  When I configured xymon initially I
wasn't sure which IP on this test box to use so I decided to set it to thinking it would bind to all addresses.  Apparently that's not the
case.  Once I changed the IP for XYMONSERVERIP in
/usr/local/xymon/server/etc/xymonserver.cfg.  As soon as I made that change
I'm able to get the xymon the xymon status page to come up.  What's
interesting is the xymonlaunch.log file still shows it's listening on even though I modified the xymonserver.cfg.

2013-12-10 08:24:13 Setting up network listener on

Also, I went back to verify the original apache issue by putting the out of
box xymon-apache.conf in /etc/httpd/conf.d which still throws the 403
errors.  Have to modify the Directory blocks like below:

Comment/remove: Order allow, deny
                           Allow from all
Add:                    Require all granted

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Jeremy Laidman <jlaidman at rebel-it.com.au>wrote:

> On 10 December 2013 09:39, Doug Strick <douglas.strick at gmail.com> wrote:
>> xymonlaunch.log
>> 2013-12-09 14:35:05 Cannot open directory
>> /usr/local/xymon/server/etc/tasks.d
> Might want to create this directory, if only to silence this warning
> message.  But this shouldn't stop Xymon from working.
>> xymongen.log
>> 2013-12-09 14:35:10 xymond status-board not available, code 0
>> 2013-12-09 14:35:10 Failed to load current Xymon status, aborting
>> page-update
> This is a warning sign.  It indicates that the xymongen process that
> creates the web pages is unable to connect to the xymond daemon to find the
> status.  This connection takes place over TCP port 1984.  Can do do the
> following:
> $ /usr/local/xymon/server/bin/xymoncmd
> $ echo $XYMSERVERS
> This should show you how you have configured the Xymon server IP address
> in xymonserver.cfg.  If it's not right, then different parts of Xymon won't
> be able to talk to the main xymond daemon.
> xymonclient.log
>> df: '/run/user/1005/gvfs': Permission denied
>> df: '/run/user/1005/gvfs': Permission denied
> Not sure what's going on here, but probably not going to break anything
> major.
> /usr/local/xymon/client/local/README: line 1: This: command not found
>> install: target 'run' is not a directory
>> /usr/local/xymon/client/local/README: line 3: all: command not found
>> /usr/local/xymon/client/local/README: line 4: output: command not found
> Yeah, this is a problem.  It's only an issue on the client side, so should
> not stop you seeing web pages.  But it needs to be fixed up if you want to
> be able to monitor your Xymon server.
> This appears to come from an attempt at executing a readme file.  Have a
> look at the [xymonclient] section of /usr/local/xymon/server/etc/tasks.cfg,
> and confirm that the "CMD" parameter is
> /usr/local/xymon/client/bin/xymonclient.sh.  If not, adjust this value.  If
> it is, then check the xymonclient.sh script contents to see what the heck
> it's doing.  Perhaps run it manually (under xymoncmd) and see if you get
> the same output.
> J
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