[Xymon] Client IP address change

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Wed Nov 18 03:04:39 CET 2015

The default conn test is to the hostname.  If it can't get DNS for it, then
it will try the IP.

To skip this behavior you can do (in hosts.cfg) foo.bar.com # testip

If the hostname doesn't have DNS you'll need to do this and of course
correct the IP.

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On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 9:01 PM, Vernon Everett <everett.vernon at gmail.com>

> Hi all
> Is there a "trick" to changing the IP address of a monitored Unix client?
> We had to change the IP address of a client a few days ago, but not the
> host name.
> In hosts.cfg, I changed the IP, but since then, the host conn is still
> red, and lists the old IP address.
> I tried restarting the Xymon server, and when that didn't help, I
> restarted the cache daemon - not that I was expecting that to help. (The
> client isn't in DNS.)
> The only place it can get the IP (old or new) is from hosts.cfg, and I
> have removed all references to the old IP from hosts.cfg.
> All other (client side) tests work fine, except conn, and of course ssh
> and rpc, which are disabled automatically, believing the host is down.
> Any tips appreciated.
> Regards
> Vernon
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