[Xymon] xymonproxy SetUp Help Requested

Nick Pettefar Nick at Pettefar.com
Wed Mar 13 15:04:05 CET 2013

Hi, thanks for that.  I understand that but what I am wondering is
what to put in the actual server's hosts.cfg file.


Nick Pettefar

On 13 March 2013 13:44, Steve Holmes <sholmes42 at mac.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:13 AM, Nick Pettefar <Nick at pettefar.com> wrote:
>> I have an xymon client for a  NAS but the NAS is connected via another
>> xymon client and is not reachable from the xymon server.  How would I
>> set this up in the xymon server configuration - does it need a
>> hosts.cfg entry and if so, what would it look like?  On the client, do
>> I give it the address of the xymon client running xymonproxy or the
>> actual server?
>> Regards,
>> Nick Pettefar
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> If I understand your situation correctly: turn the server with connection to
> the main xymon server into a proxy and point the NAS to that proxy. I
> believe you would have to install the xymon server there (to provide the
> xymonproxy utility) turn off everything you don't need in tasks.cfg and turn
> on xymonproxy. The comments are good in the file about how to do this. You
> may have to use the arg to xymonproxy to tell it to listen to a different ip
> than the standard one if the server is dual homed and the NAS is on, say, a
> private network.
> I'm not sure if the proxy needs hosts.cfg. On my proxy it already does
> because it was private network tester before it was a proxy.
> Steve
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