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HOBBITLAUNCH(8) 					      System Manager's Manual						   HOBBITLAUNCH(8)

hobbitlaunch - Master program to launch other Xymon programs SYNOPSIS
hobbitlaunch [options] DESCRIPTION
hobbitlaunch(8) is the main program that controls the execution and scheduling of all of the components in the Xymon system. hobbitlaunch allows the administrator to add, remove or change the set of Xymon applications and extensions without restarting Xymon - hob- bitlaunch will automatically notice any changes in the set of tasks, and change the scheduling of activities accordingly. hobbitlaunch also allows the administrator to setup specific logfiles for each component of the Xymon system, instead of getting output from all components logged to a single file. OPTIONS
--env=FILENAME Loads the environment from FILENAME before starting other tools. The environment defined by FILENAME is the default, it can be overridden by the ENVFILE option in hobbitlaunch.cfg(5) --config=FILENAME This option defines the file that hobbitlaunch scans for tasks it must launch. A description of this file is in hobbitlaunch.cfg(5) The default tasklist is /etc/hobbitlaunch.cfg --log=FILENAME Defines the logfile where hobbitlaunch logs information about failures to launch tasks and other data about the operation of hobbit- launch. Logs from individual tasks are defined in the hobbitlaunch.cfg file. By default this is logged to stdout. --pidfile=FILENAME Filename which hobbitlaunch saves its own process-ID to. Commonly used by automated start/stop scripts. --verbose Logs the launch of all tasks to the logfile. Note that the logfile may become quite large if you enable this. --dump Just dump the contents of the hobbitlaunch.cfg file after parsing it. Used for debugging. --debug Enable debugging output while running. --no-daemon hobbitlaunch normally detaches from the controlling tty and runs as a background task. This option keeps it running in the fore- ground. STARTING TASKS
hobbitlaunch will read the configuration file and start all of the tasks listed there. If a task completes abnormally (i.e. terminated by a signal or with a non-zero exit status), then hobbitlaunch will attempt to restart it 5 times. If it still will not run, then the task is disabled for 10 minutes. This will be logged to the hobbitlaunch logfile. If the configuration file changes, hobbitlaunch will re-read it and notice any changes. If a running task was removed from the configura- tion, then the task is stopped. If a new task was added, it will be started. If the command used for a task changed, or it was given a new environment definition file, or the logfile was changed, then the task is stopped and restarted with the new definition. SEE ALSO
hobbitlaunch.cfg(5), xymon(7) Xymon Version 4.2.3: 4 Feb 2009 HOBBITLAUNCH(8)

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HOBBIT-MAILACK(8)					      System Manager's Manual						 HOBBIT-MAILACK(8)

hobbit-mailack - permit acknowledging alerts via e-mail SYNOPSIS
hobbit-mailack --env=FILENAME [--debug] DESCRIPTION
hobbit-mailack normally runs as an input mail-filter for the hobbit user, e.g. by being called from the xymon users' procmailrc(5) file. hobbit-mailack recognizes e-mails that are replies to hobbitd_alert(8) mail alerts, and converts the reply mail into an acknowledge message that is sent to the Xymon system. This permits an administrator to acknowledge an alert via e-mail. ADDING INFORMATION TO THE REPLY MAIL
By default, an acknowledgment is valid for 1 hour. If you know in advance that solving the problem is going to take longer, you can change this by adding delay=DURATION to the subject of your mail reply or on a line in the reply message. Duration is in minutes, unless you add a trailing 'h' (for 'hours'), 'd' (for 'days') or 'w' (for 'weeks'). You can also include a message that will show up on the status-page together with the acknowledgment, e.g. to provide an explanation for the issue or some other information to the users. You can either put it at the end of the subject line as msg=Some random text, or you can just enter it in the e-mail as the first non-blank line of text in the mail (a "delay=N" line is ignored when looking for the message text). USE WITH PROCMAIL
To setup hobbit-mailack, create a .procmailrc file in the xymon-users home-directory with the following contents: DEFAULT=$HOME/Mailbox LOGFILE=$HOME/procmail.log :0 | $HOME/server/bin/hobbit-mailack --env=$HOME/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg USE WITH QMAIL
If you are using Qmail to deliver mail locally, you can run hobbit-mailack directly from a .qmail file. Setup the xymon-users .qmail file like this: | $HOME/server/bin/hobbit-mailack --env=$HOME/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg OPTIONS
--env=FILENAME Load environment from FILENAME, usually hobbitserver.cfg. --debug Dont send a message to hobbitd, but dump the message to stdout. SEE ALSO
hobbitd_alert(8), hobbitd(8), xymon(7) Xymon Version 4.2.3: 4 Feb 2009 HOBBIT-MAILACK(8)
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