[smokeping-users] Re: Alert External Script -- Rate Limiting of Alerts
arnold at nipper.de
Fri Dec 6 19:30:01 MET 2002
Try to catch on dx/dt instead of x. Thast means the alert only sends a mail
when something changes not when something is out of order.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Poetzel, Christopher J." <cpoetzel at anl.gov>
To: <smokeping-users at list.ee.ethz.ch>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2002 4:51 PM
Subject: [smokeping-users] Alert External Script -- Rate Limiting of Alerts
> I am starting to dig into alerts and am finding them very useful.
> Currently I am having Smokeping call an external Perl script, passing
> The script the SmokePing variables, and having the script parse them,
> Whom to mail an alert to, and then mail it off.
> The problem I am having is flooding people's email/pagers with alerts.
> It tends to annoy people very much when the get the same page over and
> Every five minutes until it gets fixed.
> I would like be able to suppress an alert if it was triggered in the past
> X hours so not to flood people's email pagers.
> Has anyone tried to implement this in a script or have another approach on
> For example,
> An alert like
> pattern = >10%,>10%,>10%,>10%>10%
> comment = There is a serious connectivity issue with this machine.
> Will fire every five minutes if a machine that is set up with the
> Line goes down.
> Chris poetzel
> cpoetzel at anl.gov
> Argonne National Laboratory
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