[Xymon] Limiting repeated messages

Mike Burger mburger at bubbanfriends.org
Thu Feb 9 15:09:38 CET 2017

On 2017-02-08 10:29 am, Root, Paul T wrote:

> So we have custom tests that developers/maintainers of the application want alerts for just once a day. But we use a script to mail to them pretty printed html, so I can't use REPEAT=1d on the SCRIPT line, and putting REPEAT on the host line doesn't work. 
> Can I put the REPEAT on its own line? 
> HOST=NMSRep DURATION>7 SERVICE=LogMasterErr,NMSRepScheduler,NMSRepTask,RepDisc_Issues COLOR=red,yellow,purple RECOVERED 
> REPEAT=1d 
> SCRIPT /usr/local/scripts/html_mail.pl $NG-NMSRep-DEV 
> Or perhaps, embed the repeat into the argument of the script? 
> Thanks, 
> Paul.

Hello, Paul. 

I wonder if it's that you have the entire thing on one line that is the

I mention this because I have the following set up for one of my test


  SCRIPT /usr/local/bin/red-alert-xymon-mail.sh <my email address>

I tested it out, just now, by echoing the alarm string into a monitored
log and it works just fine. I got the first alert 1 minute after the
text was detected in my log and another, a minute later.

Mike Burger

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