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NAME

       hobbit-mailack - permit acknowledging alerts via e-mail

SYNOPSIS

       hobbit-mailack --env=FILENAME [--debug]

DESCRIPTION

       hobbit-mailack  normally  runs  as  an input mail-filter for the hobbit
       user, e.g. by being called from the xymon  users’  procmailrc(5)  file.
       hobbit-mailack  recognizes e-mails that are replies to hobbitd_alert(8)
       mail alerts, and converts the reply mail into  an  acknowledge  message
       that  is  sent  to  the  Xymon system. This permits an administrator to
       acknowledge an alert via e-mail.

ADDING INFORMATION TO THE REPLY MAIL

       By default, an acknowledgment is valid for  1  hour.  If  you  know  in
       advance  that  solving  the  problem  is  going to take longer, you can
       change this by adding delay=DURATION to the subject of your mail  reply
       or  on  a line in the reply message. Duration is in minutes, unless you
       add a trailing  ’h’  (for  ’hours’),  ’d’  (for  ’days’)  or  ’w’  (for
       ’weeks’).

       You  can  also  include  a message that will show up on the status-page
       together with the acknowledgment, e.g. to provide  an  explanation  for
       the issue or some other information to the users. You can either put it
       at the end of the subject line as msg=Some random text, or you can just
       enter  it in the e-mail as the first non-blank line of text in the mail
       (a "delay=N" line is ignored when looking for the message text).

USE WITH PROCMAIL

       To setup hobbit-mailack, create a .procmailrc file in  the  xymon-users
       home-directory with the following contents:

              DEFAULT=$HOME/Mailbox
              LOGFILE=$HOME/procmail.log
              :0
              | $HOME/server/bin/hobbit-mailack --env=$HOME/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg

USE WITH QMAIL

       If  you  are  using  Qmail to deliver mail locally, you can run hobbit-
       mailack directly from a .qmail file. Setup the xymon-users .qmail  file
       like this:

              | $HOME/server/bin/hobbit-mailack --env=$HOME/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg

OPTIONS

       --env=FILENAME
              Load environment from FILENAME, usually hobbitserver.cfg.

       --debug
              Dont  send a message to hobbitd, but dump the message to stdout.

SEE ALSO

       hobbitd_alert(8), hobbitd(8), xymon(7)