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       moncmd - send commands to mon daemon and show the results.


       moncmd [-a] [-d] [-l username] [-f file] [-s server] [-p port] [command]


       moncmd sends commands to the mon server.


       -a     Authenticate with the server.

       -d     enable debugging, which is the same as -s localhost.

       -f file
              Read and execute commands from file.

       -l username
              Supply username as the username while authenticating to the server.

       -s server
              Connect to server.

       -p port
              Use TCP port port when connecting to the server, instead of the default of 32777.


       moncmd  will  use the host specified by the -s parameter as the server.  If there is no -s
       parameter it will use the host specified in the MONHOST environment variable.  If there is
       no host in either of these locations it will exit with an error.


       If  no  commands  are  supplied to moncmd on the command line, then commands will be taken
       from either standard input, or from the file specified by the -f parameter.   If  standard
       input  is  connected  to  a  TTY  and the -a option is supplied, then it will prompt for a
       password.  If the -a option is supplied without the -f option and standard input is not  a
       TTY,  then  the  username  and  password  are  read  from  standard input using the syntax
       "USER=username" and "PASS=password". The remaining input lines are interpreted as commands
       to  send  to  the  server.   moncmd  will not take usernames or passwords from a file, for
       obvious security reasons.

       If the username is neither supplied by the -l parameter or through standard input,  it  is
       taken from the effective user ID of the current process.


       The following is a list of the commands that the server understands.

       enable | disable service group servicename
              Enables/disables  alerts  for  group  and  servicename.   All  disabled  states are
              automatically saved to the state file,  which  may  optionally  be  re-loaded  upon
              restarting or initial startup of the server.

       ack group service comment
              Acknowledge  a  failure  condition. This will store comment in the state of service
              (queryable by doing a list opstatus command), and will surppress further alerts for
              the   service.   Once  the  service  returns  to  a  non-failure  state,  then  the
              acknowledgement is reset.

              Displays the protocol version in the  form  of  "version  num"  where  num  is  the
              protocol version number.

       list aliases
              Lists aliases.

       list aliasgroups
              Lists alias groups.

              Save  the  state  of  the  server.  Currently, the only state which is saved is the
              host/watches/services which are disabled.

              Load the state of the server. Currently, the only state  which  is  loaded  is  the
              host/watches/services which are disabled.

       enable | disable host hostname
              Enables/disables  host  hostname  in  all  groups. When the monitor is called, this
              hostname will not be included in the list of hostnames sent to the  monitor.  If  a
              group  has  only one hostname in it, then the enable | disable watch command should
              be used instead.

       enable | disable watch watchgroup
              Enables/disables an entire watch for watchgroup, as defined  in  the  configuration
              file.  Disabling  a  watch  not  only stops alerts from happening, but it stops the
              actual monitor processes from being scheduled.

       reset  Resets the server, forcing it to re-read the configuration file, kill off currently
              running  monitors, restart all monitoring, and reset all counters.  This command is
              only accessible if moncmd connects from the host which is running the mon server.

       reset stopped
              Resets the server and immediately stops the scheduler.  This is an  atomic  version
              of the commands reset and stop.

       reload auth
              Reloads  the file in order to incorporate any new changes.  The auth table
              is completely re-generated; it is not merged.

       reset keepstate
              If the word "keepstate" comes after  the  reset  command,  the  server  will  do  a
              "loadstate" right after the reset, before the scheduler kicks back in.

       stop   Stops the scheduler, but continues to allow client connections.

       start  Re-starts the scheduler after it has been stopped.

       test monitor group servicename
              Triggers  a  test  for  group  and  service  immediately  by  setting the service's
              countdown timer to zero.

       test (alert | upalert | startupalert) group servicename retval period
              Triggers a test alert, upalert, or startupalert for group and servicename.   retval
              is  the  integer  exit  value  to  pass to the alert via the MON_RETVAL environment
              variable. You must also specify the period as it appears in the configuration file.
              All  alerts  of the given type in that period will be triggered, but the alert will
              not be logged.

              Returns the current time of the server as seconds since Jan 1, 1970.

       list group groupname
              Lists the members of group groupname.

       list descriptions
              List the descriptions of each service, as defined in the configuration file.  If  a
              service description is undefined, then it is not listed.

       list alerthist
              Lists  the  last alarms triggered for each service of each watch group, in addition
              to the summary output. The number of alerts to keep in memory  is  bounded  by  the
              maxkeep  variable,  configurable on the mon command line at startup, and expandable
              with the set command during runtime.

       list failurehist
              Lists the last failures, in addition to the summary output.  This is  also  limited
              by the maxkeep variable.

       list opstatus
              Lists  operational  status of all services. Reports whether the last time a service
              group was tested resulted in success or failure. The output is:

              group service untested
              group service time timeleft succeeded
              group service time timeleft failed output

              where output is the first line of output from the monitor script which failed, time
              is  the time that the condition was last noticed in time(2) format, and timeleft is
              the number of seconds left until the service is tested again.

       list successes
              Generates the same output as the list opstatus command, but only shows the services
              that have succeeded the last time they were tested.

       list failures
              Generates the same output as the list opstatus command, but only shows the services
              that have failed the last time they were tested.

       list disabled
              Lists all hosts and services which have been disabled by the  disable  host|service

       list pids
              Shows  the currently active watch groups/services along with their process IDs, and
              it process ID of the server daemon.

       list watch
              Lists all watches and services.

       list state
              Lists the state of the scheduler.

       set group service variable value
              Sets a variable to value. Useful for temporarily changing an interval or alertevery
              value. Be careful, because this can just set any value in the %watch hash, and some
              values that are specified in  the  configuration  file  like  "10m"  or  "35s"  are
              converted and stored as just plain integer seconds (e.g. "alertevery").

       get group service variable
              Displays the value of group service variable.

       set variable value
              Assigns value to the global variable variable.

       set opstatus group service value
              Sets the opstatus value for group and service.

       get variable
              Shows the value of global variable variable.

       term   Terminates the server.  This command is only accessible if moncmd connects from the
              host which is running the mon server.


              The hostname of the server which runs the mon process.

              The port number to connect to.




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       Jim Trocki <>