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nocol-users NOCOL Ideas...
Hi all, We have been using nocol for a few months now and its doing exactly what we want it to do... I have a couple of little suggestions for consideration, and wonder if anybody could give me some advice on: 1. Is it possible to hack netconsole (setup_display.c) so that I can set from an environment variable what row I want the split of the EVENTS/MESSAGES screens rather than having to press c to get it to the height I want it every time I launch it? 2. Can the term type/size parameters also be manually set using environment variables rather than prompting for terminal type each time? 3. Can the help screen be made into a file and display the output of the file on screen when a user presses "h". 4. Can device dependencies be set up so that if, say, a switch goes down, all the devices on that switch are flagged not as "Critical" but something like "Unreachable" or stop the escalation at Warning or Error not Critical. This way the log files will make more sense when trying to work out how many outages a particular server has, not including problems due to other factors which were not this server's fault! Possibly one way round the above (4) would be to have a manual override script which gets called on a critical event to see if this really IS critical or if the 'critical' is being caused by another device and to change the Severity level back down to Error on the fly and log this event, or suspend monitoring for the device until the switch/router or whatever which means its unreachable comes back up. Another scenario might be: if you can't Ping a server, then portmon which is monitoring the same server for 6 services should stay quiet or suspend its monitoring until ping is responding again. This way I will not get dozens of messages telling me about the same server when its clearly down. Has anybody already attempted anything like this? Would be grateful for any thoughts. Regards, Rob -- ....................................................................... Robert Lister - Network Administrator - tel: +44 (0) 1483 711227 Robert.Lister@international.mclaren.co.uk fax: +44 (0) 1483 711297 McLaren Information Systems Department http://www.mclaren.net