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     [nocol-users] Few Questions

Sorry to sound like a newbie, but... =) 

We've been running NOCOL for a few years now and it's a wonderful thing.
But, there are some things we're going to be working on doing, integrating
with our own custom database, etc, and working on dependancies. It's a
shame that it can't wait a few months until you guys are done working on
just that, but it has to get done now.

1.) Where is the "state" information of devices stored? In memory within
the NOCOL logging daemon? Ie, when I go to change how the front end
interface (website) displays information, is it pulling from noclogd?

2.) Does anyone have any FAQs or text files on common SNMP keys to use
with snmpmon? SNMP is a wonderful thing, and I'd love to use it more, but
finding the right key can usually be a pain in the butt.

3.) Hostmon. I've never been quite sure how exactly to deal with this.
Does it operate over rsh/ssh/etc., or what?

4.) Syslogmon. Would the optimal way to use this be to set the NOCOL
server up as a loghost in NIS for all the machines (UNIX, at least, the
only ones that count to me) on the network to log events to it? Currently,
we have several scripts to watch disk percentage and other things and
email an address that is deal with by the same script that handles the
NOCOL event handling defined in noclogd-confg, etc. This however does not
truely tie it into NOCOL, and thus will never make it into the database
for logging.

5.) I know there is a generic perl library to use for writing your own
extensions to NOCOL. Most of the monitors given seem to be a bit overkill
to understand how to use the library. Is there an example monitor, or a
POD for the library, or FAQ or anything? One of the scripts we have
monitors to make sure a process (that doesn't have a TCP/IP port) is
running. I'd like to have it actually make an event to the nocol logging
daemon that the process died.

If anyone has any other documentation on things related to NOCOL that I
might have forgotten to ask about, I'd appreciate it very much.

Thank you all for your time,

Nathan Clemons, Systems Engineer
WinStar Internet and Hosting Services

800 South Main St. Mansfield, MA  02048
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