[mrtg] Re: daemon mode

alex at ergens.op.Het.Net alex at ergens.op.Het.Net
Mon Feb 28 17:39:23 MET 2000

Daniel R . Kilbourne wrote:
> I'm running mrtg 2.8.12 with daemon mode on 2 RedHat 6.x machines. What I want to know is if anyone knows of a way to check if the daemons are running. I have had a couple die without knowing and have lost data. What I am trying to do is have a way to check for the running process and have that send a signal to my paging software if necessary. (ie: can you ping a certain port, etc....).

If you only want to check the process, use ps from a cron job.

If you also want to check that it is actually working, perhaps the
following is of use:

Setup a target that is known to always work (i.e. localhost)
Setup the treshold mechanism and make sure it will always trigger.
Use this trigger for a heartbeat process (Big Brother perhaps?)
If you miss two triggers in a row, something is wrong and a message
should be fired to your pager.  Doing it the right way would mean
that server one's process triggers the software on server two and
vice versa.

Not that I actually tried this but this would be the way to go ...

 / alex at slot.hollandcasino.nl                  alex at ergens.op.het.net \
| work                                                         private |
| My employer is capable of speaking therefore I speak only for myself |

Unsubscribe mailto:mrtg-request at list.ee.ethz.ch?subject=unsubscribe
Help        mailto:mrtg-request at list.ee.ethz.ch?subject=help
Archive     http://www.ee.ethz.ch/~slist/mrtg

More information about the mrtg mailing list