[Xymon] [Possible Spam] 4.3.21 AIX client -> 4.3.10 Linux server ?

Andy Smith abs at shadymint.com
Fri Nov 27 20:51:45 CET 2015

Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> We have built a new(ish) xymon package for AIX 7.1 and the client works 
> fine sending updates via xymonclient-aix.sh.  However, using xymonnet we 
> see no results for network tests.  The xymonnet binary works without 
> error and --debug shows it sending the expected results.  Wireshark 
> confirms this is received on the server but as a type 'extcombo'.  This 
> is a long shot :-
> Changes from 4.3.12 -> 4.3.13 (08 Jan 2014)
> ===========================================
> * rev 7339
> * New "extcombo" message type allows for combo messages of all types
> (usually "status" and "data").
> So, being lazy rather than looking through the code at this time, can 
> anyone confirm if the client should be reverting to combo when the 
> server cannot accept extcombo and is there any way to prevent the client 
> from using extcombo untill we can get the server upgraded?
> Will peruse the code this weekend if I get chance, just hoping someone 
> can shortcut the investigation for me ...
> Thanks
> -- 
> Andy

OK, found it in lib/sendmsg.c, looks like its hardcoded.  Building 
4.3.12 for AIX solved the problem for the moment.  Need to get that 
Xymon server upgraded as the next step.  Sorry to have cluttered your 

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