[Xymon] DOWNTIME for http content checks

Mike Burger mburger at bubbanfriends.org
Mon Aug 4 20:52:16 CEST 2014

I've looked at the hosts.cfg man page, I've done some searching of the 
list archives, and I've done some experimentation of my own, but I seem 
to be unable to achieve the following:

I have some hosts for which I'd like to perform web content checks. I've 
got the cont= lines setup like so:


And the alarm works just fine.

I've tried adding:

DOWNTIME=content:*:1435:1445:"some description"


DOWNTIME=ptlcls2:*:1435:1445:"some description"

But the new column "ptlcls2" still goes red, rather than blue, during 
the DOWNTIME period.

The only thing I can think of is that DOWNTIME isn't available for 
content checks, or that I'm incorrectly specifiying the 
test/status/column for the DOWNTIME specification. If anyone has any 
insight as to what I might be doing wrong, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Mike Burger

"It's always suicide-mission this, save-the-planet that. No one ever 
just stops by to say 'hi' anymore." --Colonel Jack O'Neill, SG1

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