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$Name: $ $Id: README,v 1.3 2005/04/17 07:42:25 trockij Exp $ INTRODUCTION ------------ "mon" is a tool for monitoring the availability of services. Services may be network-related, environmental conditions, or nearly anything that can be tested with software. It is extremely useful for system administrators, but not limited to use by them. It was designed to be a general-purpose problem alerting system, separating the tasks of testing services for availability and sending alerts when things fail. To achieve this, "mon" is implemented as a scheduler which runs the programs which do the testing, and triggering alert programs when these scripts detect failure. None of the actual service testing or reporting is actually handled by "mon". These functions are handled by auxillary programs. This model was chosen because it is very extensible, and does not require changing the code of the scheduler to add new tests or alert types. For example, an alphanumeric paging alert can be added simply by writing a new alert script, and referencing the alert script in the configuration file. Monitoring the temperature in a room can be done by adding a script that gathers data from a thermistor via a serial port. Often these monitoring scripts can just be wrappers for pre-existing software, such as "ping" or "ftp". The "mon" scheduler also can serve network clients, allowing manipulation of run-time parameters, disabling and enabling of alerts and tests, listing failure and alert history, and reporting of current states of all monitors. There are several clients which come with the distribution, found in cgi-bin/ and clients/ : -moncmd, which is a command-line client. moncmd supports the full functionality of the client/server interface. -monshow, a dual command-line and CGI interface report generator for showing the operational status of the services monitored by the server. It displays nicely-formatted columnar output of the current operational status, groups, and the failure log. -skymon, which is a SkyTel 2-Way paging interface, allowing you to query the server's state and to manipulate it in the same manner as moncmd, right from your pager. Access is controlled via a simple password and an access control file. -mon.cgi, which is an interactive web interface, allowing you to not only view status information, but to change parameters in the server while it is running. AVAILABILITY ------------ The latest release of mon is available from kernel.org in pub/software/admin/mon/. Please choose a mirror from http://www.kernel.org/mirrors/ The WWW page is at http://www.kernel.org/software/mon/ CVS --- CVS trees of both the development trunk and stable release branches are available from anonymous CVS access on sourceforge.net. To check out the latest stable branch, do the following: $ cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/mon login $ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/mon co -r mon-1-0-0pre1 mon The "development" branch may be checked out by omitting the "-r mon-1-0-0pre1". INSTALLATION ------------ See the "INSTALL" file for installation instructions. ---------- Jim Trocki email@example.com