[Xymon] Xymon 4.3.24 Released

J.C. Cleaver cleaver at terabithia.org
Tue Nov 24 20:44:14 CET 2015

On Tue, November 24, 2015 7:52 am, Mark Felder wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015, at 20:18, J.C. Cleaver wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Xymon 4.3.24 has been released and is available on SF.
>> This is a bug fix release that corrects the processing of HTTP Status
>> codes in xymonnet. Outside of a few specific common HTTP codes, most of
>> the rest were being flagged incorrectly as Critical errors, instead of
>> Warnings or OK.
>> The test now works as originally intended.
>> All users are encouraged to upgrade.
> I was just contacted by a user regarding this situation and they noted
> their 301 redirect was showing up as yellow instead of green. We should
> really mark 301 as green too...

Unlike the bug, that being a yellow is actually working as intended. A 301
being a Permanent Redirect that points to a different URL and indicates to
the browser to update bookmarks, etc... The reason it wasn't put into the
same override as 302/303/307 is that it's (in theory) a permanent config
put in place and not something that would vary based on a transient CMS
decisions, load balancers, or other dynamic things.

To duplicate what an end-user is seeing, the "real" URL should be tested
(since xymonnet isn't following it through); to ensure the previous
location is perm-redirecting properly (instead of temp redirecting) it
should be indicated as such with httpstatus=

That all being said, a way to configure default behavior for each
installation (a list of overrides checked for before the ranges are used)
is *definitely* on the list for putting into 4.4. Different administrators
can clearly have different requirements there.


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