Re: Object has no relationsbip

From: Jared Mauch (
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 15:45:19 EDT

        I need to better document and clear up some of the errors
it generates.

        To clarify:

        the argument following the "root =" keyword should be quoted.

        eg: root = "localhost";

        The object for localhost should be something
similar to this:

object localhost {
        ip "";
        desc "whatever-you-want";
        type ping;

to do stuff like what you want, Rob, the objects should look like this:

object {
        ip "";
        type ping;
        desc "hostname-ping";
        dep "localhost";

object {
        ip "";
        type pop3;
        username "foo";
        password "bar";
        dep "";
        desc "mailserver-pop3";

object {
        ip "";
        type smtp;
        desc "mailserver-smtp";
        dep "";

        I think this will give you the desired results.

        Currently if there is no relationship of an object via
dependencies to the object declared as 'root' and it is an island
object, it is not monitored. Is there a general consensus that this
should be changed? (I'm open to feedback). My concern is if we end
up with an 'island' object, and then someone makes it have some
other object depend upon this, how do I determine if a dependency is
satisfied? (see my dilema? it's a tough question imho).

        - Jared

On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 06:07:29PM +0000, Simon White wrote:
> Perhaps it's something to do with the object name and the desc being
> different? I put them both the same to be sure, if yours differ, is the
> right one being used to reference other objects?
> If they don't differ then I am happy to look at your config file. I know I
> argued with sysmon for a while before getting the syntax right.
> Simon.
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Rob Stewart wrote:
> > Simon,
> >
> > Yep, thought of that looked through all entries already. Thanks for the
> > words though :)
> >
> > Rob
> >
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