Provided by: spong-www_2.7.7-12_all
www-spong-ack - WWW (CGI) based spong acknowledgment tool
Then a spong event occurs (or will occur), you can use this tool to
acknowledge that your know there is a problem. You can provide text
that will be seen by others looking at the event (via a spong display
program). You can specify a time limit that the problem will occur. If
a problem has been acknowledged, you will no longer receive
notifications of the problem, and the spong display programs will show
the of the service(s) as "blue".
Theory of Operation
The www-spong-ack program is designed to interact with the www-spong
Spong display program, but it the program can be used if it is invoked
When the program is initially invoked it will list all of the
acknowledgments at the top of the page in the "Current Acknowledgments"
section. The host/service and the expiration date/time of the acks are
displayed. A Delete link is provided for every ack. that will delete
that particular ack. when selected.
Below in the "New Acknowledgment" section is a form form for creating a
new acknowledgment. The host name is selected from the drop-down box.
The service(s) to be acknowledged is entered in service field. The
duration of the event is entered in one of several formats into the
duration field. Your e-mail address should be entered into the e-mail
address field. It is only used to show who created the ack. And a
message about the acknowledgement can be entered. Once all of the
information is entered, press the ’Create’ button to create the
spong-cleanup reads the standard spong.conf and spong.conf.<host>
The host that at least the spong-server and spong-message programs
are running on. Typically the spong-network program runs on that
host as well.
This variable defines the port that the spong-server update process
listens on. If this variable is not defined on the $SPONGSERVER
host, the spong-server update process will not be started. The
default value is 1998.
Perl v5.005_03 or greater is required.
A working web server that can run CGI programs.
No know bugs.
spong-server, spong-ack, spong.conf, user-guide
Stephen L Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Based on code/ideas from Sean MacGuire (BB), and Helen Harrison (Pong).
Ed Hill original converted Big Brother (http://www.bb4.com) into Perl
which diverged from Big Brother to become Spong. Ed Hill continued
Spong development until version 2.1. Stephen L Johnson took over
development in October, 1999 with his changes which became Spong 2.5.