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[nocol-users] General monitor observations/improvements
I'm new to NOCOL, but recently made a small change to hostmon that I have already found very very handy. Basically the daemons like hostmon (and I guess nsmon, etc.) do work and then sleep and so on. I check the modification-time of the configuration file after the sleep, so that when I change the configuration file it takes effect without additional effort. So that I can have the change take effect even before the sleep is over, around the sleep I install a HUP signal handler to have the configuration file read. Basically this is code I've written several times, most recently in a program to trigger on ps-like actions. See http://www.netwinder.org/~rocky/ps-watcher or ftp://netwinder.org/users/r/rocky/ps-watcher.tar.gz Do others mind that everytime a configuration file changes the corresponding daemon needs to restart? Also, it appears that hostmon uses Perl4 conventions. Is there anyone out there that still uses Perl4 but updates NOCOL regularly? Lastly, one area that I think is in need of improvement is the ability to configure host file more automatically or via a web interface. To this end, I think the first part would be allowing a configuration file to have "includes" In this way one might have host names for example separated into another file which also simplifies generation of the host file(s). Comments?