[Xymon] Client IP address change
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Thu Nov 19 03:58:54 CET 2015
On 18/11/2015 21:42, Vernon Everett wrote:
> Yep, that worked.
> So where is it keeping a record of the IP address or cache of the name/IP?
> As I mentioned, I changed hosts.cfg, and restarted Xymon server.
> I would have expected that to force a reread of hosts.cfg, and cleared any
> cache of the old IP address.
> Thanks for you help.
Silly question, but did you check /etc/hosts ?
> On 18 November 2015 at 10:04, Josh Luthman <josh at imaginenetworksllc.com>
>> 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)
>> 188.8.131.52 foo.bar.com # testip
>> If the hostname doesn't have DNS you'll need to do this and of course
>> correct the IP.
>> Josh Luthman
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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.
>>> "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory"
>>> - General George Patton
>>> "Don't find fault. Find a remedy"
>>> - Henry Ford
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