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NAME

       logfetch - Xymon client data collector

SYNOPSIS

       logfetch [options] CONFIGFILE STATUSFILE

DESCRIPTION

       logfetch is part of the Xymon client. It is responsible for collecting data from logfiles,
       and other file-related data, which is then sent to the Xymon server for analysis.

       logfetch uses a configuration file,  which  is  automatically  retrieved  from  the  Xymon
       server.  There  is no configuration done locally. The configuration file is usually stored
       in the $XYMONHOME/tmp/logfetch.cfg file, but editing this file has no effect since  it  is
       re-written with data from the Xymon server each time the client runs.

       logfetch stores information about what parts of the monitored logfiles have been processed
       already in the $XYMONHOME/tmp/logfetch.status file. This file is an internal file used  by
       logfetch, and should not be edited. If deleted, it will be re-created automatically.

OPTIONS

       --debug[=stderr]
              Enables  debug  mode.  Note  that  when run by the xymonclient, debug output may be
              written into the client data report, which can  cause  false  positives  and  other
              unintended  side effects. Use '=stderr' to cause the output to be written to stderr
              instead.

       --noexec
              The client-local.cfg(5) section for  this  host,  class,  or  OS  is  automatically
              retrieved  from  the server during client submission.  Logfetch can be requested to
              execute arbitrary commands to generate a list of log files to examine  dynamically,
              but  this  can  present  a  security  risk in some environments. Set this option to
              prevent logfetch from executing requested commands

SECURITY

       logfetch needs read access to the logfiles it should monitor. If you configure  monitoring
       of files or directories through the "file:" and "dir:" entries in client-local.cfg(5) then
       logfetch will require at least read-access to the directory where the file is located.  If
       you  request checksum calculation for a file, then it must be readable by the Xymon client
       user.

       Do NOT install logfetch as suid-root. There is no way that logfetch can check whether  the
       configuration  file  it uses has been tampered with, so installing logfetch with suid-root
       privileges could allow an attacker to read any file on the system by using a  hand-crafted
       configuration file. In fact, logfetch will attempt to remove its own suid-root setup if it
       detects that it has been installed suid-root.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       DU     Command used to collect information about the size  of  directories.   By  default,
              this is the command du -k. If the local du-command on the client does not recognize
              the  "-k"  option,  you  should  set   the   DU   environment   variable   in   the
              $XYMONHOME/etc/xymonclient.cfg  file  to a command that does report directory sizes
              in kilobytes.

FILES

       $XYMONHOME/tmp/logfetch.cfg

       $XYMONHOME/tmp/logfetch.status

SEE ALSO

       xymon(7), analysis.cfg(5), client-local.cfg(5)