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     Re: nsmon question

On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, Vikas Aggarwal wrote:

> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 19:10:09 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Vikas Aggarwal <vikas@navya.com>
> To: Jonathan A. Zdziarski <jonz@cartman.netrail.net>
> Cc: nocol-users@navya.com
> Subject: Re: nsmon question
> > Wouldn't it be more useful if the site was listed as mail.istar.ca,
> > news.istar.ca, etc? 
> >
> that is how it was earlier, and I got a fairly large number of private
> email saying that they would rather see the domain instead of the 'host'
> field in netconsole.
> so made the change in the new version of nocol.
> now I am getting back feedback that people want to see the hostname and
> not the Domain being monitored.
> Its easy for me to put an 'ifdef' in the new version, but perhaps there is
> a better idea from some users ?
> 	-vikas

Well, me, I have about a half dozen name servers that I monitor, first
of all, just to make sure named remains available... so, in that sense,
it makes no sense for me to see a half dozen identical domain names in
netconsole and still not know where it's failed.

So, my opinion would be that IF there's a AUTH statement on the line,
perhaps it should be "domainname-host" (or vice-versa) that comes up in
netconsole rather than just the domainname.  Without the AUTH parameter,
it should probably just be the host name (though I haven't used such a
statement in 4.2... yet)


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