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       monshow - show operational status of mon server.


       monshow  [--help] [--showall] [--full] [--disabled] [--detail group,service] [--view name]
       [--auth] [--login user] [--old] [--server hostname]  [--port  portnum]  [--prot  protocol]
       [--rcfile file]


       monshow  show  the  operational  status  of  the  mon  server.  Both  command-line and CGI
       interfaces are available.


       --help show help

              Do not read configuration file, and show  operational  status  of  all  groups  and

       --full Instead of showing only failed services, show all services no matter the state.

       --detail group,service
              Display  detailed  information  for  group and service.  This includes description,
              detailed output of the monitor, dependency information, and more. When invoked  via
              CGI, append "detail=group,service" to get detail for a service.

       --view name
              Display  a  pre-configured  view.  When  invoked  via  CGI,  supply  the  arguments
              "view=name"     in     the     URL,     or     by     using     this     technique:
              "http://monhost/monshow.cgi/name".  For  security  reasons, leading forward slashes
              and imbedded ".."s are removed from the view name.

       --auth Authenticate client to the mon server.

              Show disabled groups, services, and hosts. The default  is  to  not  show  anything
              which is disabled, but this may be overridden by the config file.

       --server hostname
              Connect  to  the mon server on host hostname.  hostname can be either the name of a
              host or an IP address.  If this name is not supplied by  this  argument,  then  the
              environment variable MONHOST is used, if it exists. Otherwise, monshow will fail.

       --login username
              When authenticating, use username.

       --port portnum
              Connect to the server on portnum.

       --prot protocol
              Sets  the  protocol  to  protocol.   The protocol must match the format "1.2.3". If
              unset, the default supplied by the Mon::Client module is  used.  Do  not  use  this
              parameter unless you really know what you are doing.

       --old  Use the old 0.37 protocol and port number (32777).

       --rcfile file
              Use configuration file file instead of ~/.monshowrc.


       If  monshow  is  invoked  with  the  "REQUEST_METHOD"  environment  variable set, then CGI
       invocation is assumed. In that case, monshow gathers variables and commands submitted  via
       the POST method and QUERY_STRING. Command-line options are ignored for security reasons.

       All reports which are produced via the web interface have a text mode equivalent.


       A  view is a pre-defined configuration supplied to monshow.  Views can be used to generate
       different reports of the status of certain services  for  different  audiences.  They  are
       especially  useful  if you are monitoring hundreds of things with mon, and you need to see
       only a subset of the overall operational status.  For example, the web server  admins  can
       see  a  report which has only the web server statuses, and the file server admins can have
       their own report which shows only the servers. Users can  customize  their  own  views  by
       editing their own configurations.

       Views  are  stored  as files in a system-wide directory, typically /etc/mon/monshow, where
       each file specifies one view. If this path is not suitable  for  any  reason,  it  can  be
       changed by modifying the $VIEWPATH variable in the monshow script.

       When  invoking  monshow  from  the  command  line, the view to display is specified by the
       --view=name argument.

       In the case of CGI invocation, views can be specified by appending  either  ?view=name  or
       /name to the URL. For example, the following are equivalent:


       If   a  view  is  not  specified,  then  a  default  configuration  will  be  loaded  from
       $HOME/.monshowrc (command-line invocation) or cgi-path/.monshowrc (CGI invocation).


       The view file contains a list of which services to display, how to  display  them,  and  a
       number of other parameters.  Blank lines and lines beginning with a # (pound) are ignored.

       watch group
              Include the status of all the services for "group".

       service group service
              Include the status of the service specified by group and service.

       If  no watch or service configuration lines are present, then the status of all groups and
       services are displayed.

       set show-disabled
              This has the same effect as using the --disabled option.

       set host hostname
              Query the mon server hostname.

       set port number
              The TCP port which the mon server is listening on.

       set prot protocol
              Set the protocol. This probably should not be used  unless  you  really  know  what
              you're doing.

       set full
              Show everything disabled, all failures, all successes, and all untested services.

       set bg color
              Background  color  for  the CGI report. The value of this parameter should resemble
              "d5d5d5" (without the quotes).

       set bg-ok color
              Background color for services which are in an "ok" state.

       set bg-fail color
              Background color for services which are failing.

       set bg-untested color
              Background color for services which have yet to be tested.

       set refresh seconds
              For CGI output, set the frequency that the report reloads.  The default is  to  not

       summary-len len
              For  CGI  output,  set the maximum length of the summary output to display. Summary
              text which exceeds len will be truncated and replaced with ellipses.

       link group service URL
              For the CGI report, make a link to URL at the  bottom  of  the  detail  report  for
              group/service for more information.

       link-text group service
              Insert  all HTML up until a line beginning with "END" after the link specified with
              the link setting.

       set html-header
              Lines after this statement, continuing up until a  line  beginning  with  the  word
              "END"  will  be  displayed  after  the "</head>" tag in the CGI output. Use this to
              display custom headers, including images and other fancy things.


              The hostname of the server which runs the mon process.




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       Jim Trocki <>