Re: An idea for a new feature

From: Jared Mauch (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 10:15:55 EST

On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 10:05:47AM -0500, James Yarbro wrote:
> Could you add a config option possibly that would force sysmon to not send
> up emails until it had verified that a server was up for a defined number
> of times?
> i.e. config numsuccess 3;
> this would potentially allow a way to avoid any false "up" message
> problems. also, if there were connectivity issues, where sysmon was only
> able to ping a server once every so often, usually the contact would get
> spammed with lots of up/down messages. This sort of issue could also be
> avoided with a numsuccess variable.
> What are your thoughts?

        I'll have to look at this.

> Also, I just remembered an idea I had a little while ago. Would it be
> possible to add an email option that would show the number of times a host
> has been reported "down" since the last up message? It's already part of
> the statusfile, but there isn't a way to put it in emails yet, which would
> be really helpful in finding faults in our sysmon configuration, or
> finding bugs in sysmon itself.
> Are these ideas possible?

        I've added a new feature '%c' that you can use in the string
replacement stuff ...

        It'll be in the next version which I mean to release in the next
few days.

        - Jared

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