[smokeping-users] Any way to 'include' another file in the config?

Sorrell, Al Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com
Thu Mar 15 15:29:38 CET 2012


First off, thanks for continuing to evolve this great software! Let me explain what I'm looking for...

I have several systems which are all polling the same set of devices; one is our primary system, one is at our DR site, and one is being setup now to eventually replace our current primary. The config file for each is *almost* identical.

Specifically the *** General ** section needs to be different in order to specify the correct server in the cgiurl= section; potentially, others might have different paths for the various directories, though that's not a problem for me.

What I'd like to see would be something like an
Include /path-to-file

That way, I could have my $SMOKEPING/etc/config with statements like:
*** General ***

Include $SMOKEPING/etc/common_config


Where $SMOKEPING/etc/common_config would have everything which isn't system-specific.

This would certainly make it much easier to keep multiple systems in sync without the need to use 'sed' prior to copying configs between systems.

Thanks for your consideration.
Almon (Al) Sorrell
Corporate Network Services | Network Engineering Consultant
T. Rowe Price
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Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Email: Al_Sorrell at troweprice.com

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