[Xymon] Help: how to make testip default behavior?

Ralph Mitchell ralphmitchell at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 05:00:20 CEST 2014

You can put a ".default" entry in your hosts.cfg, with the testip tag.  See
the "DEFAULT HOST" notes down near the bottom of this man page:


Ralph Mitchell

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:36 PM, Mark Felder <feld at feld.me> wrote:

> Hello,
> We recently moved our DNS hosting infrastructure to DNS Made Easy. The
> price is great, the DNS resolution speed is amazing, and it has all the
> features one could hope for. Except one feature that happens to be a big
> bug in my opinion:
> Any query that would normally return an NXDOMAIN instead returns
> and they direct you to a webpage to tell you that the domain
> doesn't exist. This was not discovered in our testing. I'm extremely
> unsettled by this.
> Turns out we have thousands of entries in hosts.cfg that don't resolve to
> real hostnames. This is mostly intentional; it's RFC1918 stuff on
> management VLANs. Unfortunately due to the lack of a "testip" entry Xymon
> is following this wildcard that is being injected by DNS Made Easy. I've
> started adding it in batches but this is very tedious. Can I tell xymon
> globally to behave as if "testip" was set everywhere?
> Thanks
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