[smokeping-users] Re: Calling external scripts - how do I?

Jim Horwath jhorwath at agere.com
Wed Dec 11 20:24:47 MET 2002

Sorry everyone I read the code further and found out what I needed to 
do.  Sorry to bother.  For prosperity you need to do:
to =|/var/tmp/foo.pl

It works really well!


Jim Horwath wrote:

>I am running 1.16 on Solaris and said application has been running very 
>well.  I have email notification working well and I'm very happy with it 
> so far.  I need to go to the next level and call an external script. 
> How do I call a script when an alert is raised.  I searched the 
>documentation and archives, and found no examples.  Looking at 
>Smokeping.pm in the notification code I see:
>if ($cfg->{Alerts}{to} =~ /^\|(.+)/) {
>which triggers a system call to an external script.  Here is my 
>question, how does this get set?  For example if I had a script 
>/var/tmp/foo.pl what do I need to do, I can't get it to work.  I'm sorry 
>for the simple question, but I am stumped.
>Thanks in advance.

Jim Horwath
Tools Engineer and Regular Guy
Agere Systems, Inc.

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