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NAME

       smokeping_config - Reference for the SmokePing Config File

OVERVIEW

       SmokePing takes its configuration from a single central configuration
       file.  Its location must be hardcoded in the smokeping script and
       smokeping.cgi.

       The contents of this manual is generated directly from the
       configuration file parser.

       The Parser for the Configuration file is written using David Schweikers
       Config::Grammar module. Read all about it in Config::Grammar.

       The Configuration file has a tree-like structure with section headings
       at various levels. It also contains variable assignments and tables.

       Warning: this manual is rather long. See smokeping_examples for simple
       configuration examples.

REFERENCE

   GENERAL SYNTAX
       The text below describes the general syntax of the SmokePing
       configuration file.  It was copied from the Config::Grammar
       documentation.

       ’#’ denotes a comment up to the end-of-line, empty lines are allowed
       and space at the beginning and end of lines is trimmed.

       ’\’ at the end of the line marks a continued line on the next line. A
       single space will be inserted between the concatenated lines.

       ’@include filename’ is used to include another file.

       ’@define a some value’ will replace all occurences of ’a’ in the
       following text with ’some value’.

       Fields in tables that contain white space can be enclosed in either "'"
       or """.  Whitespace can also be escaped with "\". Quotes inside quotes
       are allowed but must be escaped with a backslash as well.

   SPECIFIC SYNTAX
       The text below describes the specific syntax of the SmokePing
       configuration file.

   *** General *** (mandatory section)
       General configuration values valid for the whole SmokePing setup.

       The following variables can be set in this section:

       owner (mandatory setting)
           Name of the person responsible for this smokeping installation.

       imgcache (mandatory setting)
           A directory which is visible on your webserver where SmokePing can
           cache graphs.

       imgurl (mandatory setting)
           Either an absolute URL to the imgcache directory or one relative to
           the directory where you keep the SmokePing cgi.

       datadir (mandatory setting)
           The directory where SmokePing can keep its rrd files.

       dyndir
           The base directory where SmokePing keeps the files related to the
           DYNAMIC function.  This directory must be writeable by the WWW
           server. It is also used for temporary storage of slave polling
           results by the master in the master/slave mode.

           If this variable is not specified, the value of "datadir" will be
           used instead.

       pagedir
           Directory to store static representations of pages.

       piddir (mandatory setting)
           The directory where SmokePing keeps its pid when daemonised.

       sendmail
           Path to your sendmail binary. It will be used for sending mails in
           connection with the support of DYNAMIC addresses.

       offset
           If you run many instances of smokeping you may want to prevent them
           from hitting your network all at the same time. Using the offset
           parameter you can change the point in time when the probes are run.
           Offset is specified in % of total interval, or alternatively as
           ’random’. I recommend to use ’random’. Note that this does NOT
           influence the rrds itself, it is just a matter of when data
           acqusition is initiated.  The default offset is ’random’.

       smokemail (mandatory setting)
           Path to the mail template for DYNAMIC hosts. This mail template
           must contain keywords of the form <##keyword##>. There is a sample
           template included with SmokePing.

       cgiurl (mandatory setting)
           Complete URL path of the SmokePing.cgi

       mailhost
           Instead of using sendmail, you can specify the name of an smtp
           server and use perl’s Net::SMTP module to send mail (for alerts and
           DYNAMIC client script). Several comma separated mailhosts can be
           specified. SmokePing will try one after the other if one does not
           answer for 5 seconds.

       snpphost
           If you have a SNPP (Simple Network Pager Protocol) server at hand,
           you can have alerts sent there too. Use the syntax snpp:someaddress
           to use a snpp address in any place where you can use a mail address
           otherwhise.

       contact (mandatory setting)
           Mail address of the person responsible for this smokeping
           installation.

       display_name
           What should the master host be called when working in master/slave
           mode. This is used in the overview graph for example.

       syslogfacility
           The syslog facility to use, eg. local0...local7.  Note: syslog
           logging is only used if you specify this.

       syslogpriority
           The syslog priority to use, eg. debug, notice or info.  Default is
           info.

       concurrentprobes
           If you use multiple probes or multiple instances of the same probe
           and you want them to run concurrently in separate processes, set
           this to ’yes’. This gives you the possibility to specify probe-
           specific step and offset parameters (see the ’Probes’ section) for
           each probe and makes the probes unable to block each other in cases
           of service outages. The default is ’yes’, but if you for some
           reason want the old behaviour you can set this to ’no’.

       changeprocessnames
           When using ’concurrentprobes’ (see above), this controls whether
           the probe subprocesses should change their argv string to indicate
           their probe in the process name.  If set to ’yes’ (the default),
           the probe name will be appended to the process name as ’[probe]’,
           eg.  ’/usr/bin/smokeping [FPing]’. If you don’t like this
           behaviour, set this variable to ’no’.  If ’concurrentprobes’ is not
           set to ’yes’, this variable has no effect.

           Default value: changeprocessnames = yes

       tmail
           Path to your tSmoke HTML mail template file. See the tSmoke
           documentation for details.

       changecgiprogramname
           Usually the Smokeping CGI tries to log any possible errors with an
           extended program name that includes the IP address of the remote
           client for easier debugging. If this variable is set to ’no’, the
           program name will not be modified. The only reason you would want
           this is if you have a very old version of the CGI::Carp module. See
           the installation document for details.

           Default value: changecgiprogramname = yes

       linkstyle
           How the CGI self-referring links are created. The possible values
           are

           absolute
               Full hostname and path derived from the ’cgiurl’ variable

               <a href="http://hostname/path/smokeping.cgi?foo=bar">

           relative
               Only the parameter part is specified

               <a href="?foo=bar">

           original
               The way the links were generated before Smokeping version
               2.0.4: no hostname, only the path

               <a href="/path/smokeping.cgi?foo=bar">

           The default is "relative", which hopefully works for everybody.

           Default value: linkstyle = relative

       precreateperms
           If this variable is set, the Smokeping daemon will create its
           directory hierarchy under ’dyndir’ (the CGI-writable tree) at
           startup with the specified directory permission bits. The value is
           interpreted as an octal value, eg. 775 for rwxrwxr-x etc.

           If unset, the directories will be created dynamically with umask
           022.

           Example: precreateperms = 2755

   *** Database *** (mandatory section)
       Describes the properties of the round robin database for storing the
       SmokePing data. Note that it is not possible to edit existing RRDs by
       changing the entries in the cfg file.

       The following variables can be set in this section:

       step (mandatory setting)
           Duration of the base operation interval of SmokePing in seconds.
           SmokePing will venture out every step seconds to ping your target
           hosts.  If ’concurrent_probes’ is set to ’yes’ (see above), this
           variable can be overridden by each probe. Note that the step in the
           RRD files is fixed when they are originally generated, and if you
           change the step parameter afterwards, you’ll have to delete the old
           RRD files or somehow convert them.

       pings (mandatory setting)
           How many pings should be sent to each target. Suggested: 20 pings.
           Minimum value: 3 pings.  This can be overridden by each probe. Some
           probes (those derived from basefork.pm, ie. most except the FPing
           variants) will even let this be overridden target-specifically.
           Note that the number of pings in the RRD files is fixed when they
           are originally generated, and if you change this parameter
           afterwards, you’ll have to delete the old RRD files or somehow
           convert them.

       This section also contains a table describing the setup of the
       SmokePing database. Below are reasonable defaults. Only change them if
       you know rrdtool and its workings. Each row in the table describes one
       RRA.

        # cons   xff steps rows
        AVERAGE  0.5   1   1008
        AVERAGE  0.5  12   4320
            MIN  0.5  12   4320
            MAX  0.5  12   4320
        AVERAGE  0.5 144    720
            MAX  0.5 144    720
            MIN  0.5 144    720

       column 0
           Consolidation method.

       column 1
           What part of the consolidated intervals must be known to warrant a
           known entry.

       column 2
           How many steps to consolidate into for each RRA entry.

       column 3
           How many rows this RRA should have.

   *** Presentation *** (mandatory section)
       Defines how the SmokePing data should be presented.

       The following variables can be set in this section:

       template (mandatory setting)
           The webpage template must contain keywords of the form
           <##keyword##>. There is a sample template included with SmokePing;
           use it as the basis for your experiments. Default template contains
           a pointer to the SmokePing counter and homepage. I would be glad if
           you would not remove this as it gives me an indication as to how
           widely used the tool is.

       charset
           By default, SmokePing assumes the ’iso-8859-15’ character set. If
           you use something else, this is the place to speak up.

       The following sections are valid on level 1:

       +overview (mandatory section)
           The Overview section defines how the Overview graphs should look.

           The following variables can be set in this section:

           width (mandatory setting)
               Width of the Overview Graphs.

           height (mandatory setting)
               Height of the Overview Graphs.

           range
               How much time should be depicted in the Overview graph. Time
               must be specified as a number followed by a letter which
               specifies the unit of time. Known units are: seconds, minutes,
               hours, ddays, weeks, years.

           max_rtt
               Any roundtrip time larger than this value will cropped in the
               overview graph

           median_color
               By default the median line is drawn in red. Override it here
               with a hex color in the format rrggbb. Note that if you work
               with slaves, the slaves medians will be drawn in the slave
               color in the overview graph.

           strftime
               Use posix strftime to format the timestamp in the left hand
               lower corner of the overview graph

       +detail (mandatory section)
           The following variables can be set in this section:

           width (mandatory setting)
               How many pixels wide should detail graphs be

           height (mandatory setting)
               How many pixels high should detail graphs be

           loss_background
               Should the graphs be shown with a background showing loss data
               for emphasis (yes/no)?

               If this option is enabled, uptime data is no longer displayed
               in the graph background.

           logarithmic
               should the graphs be shown in a logarithmic scale (yes/no)

           unison_tolerance
               if a graph is more than this factor of the median ’max’ it
               drops out of the unison scaling algorithm. A factor of two
               would mean that any graph with a max either less than half or
               more than twice the median ’max’ will be dropped from unison
               scaling

           max_rtt
               Any roundtrip time larger than this value will cropped in the
               detail graph

           strftime
               Use posix strftime to format the timestamp in the left hand
               lower corner of the detail graph

           nodata_color
               Paint the graph background in a special color when there is no
               data for this period because smokeping has not been running
               (#rrggbb)

           The detailed display can contain several graphs of different
           resolution. In this table you can specify the resolution of each
           graph.

           Example:

            "Last 3 Hours"    3h
            "Last 30 Hours"   30h
            "Last 10 Days"    10d
            "Last 400 Days"   400d

           column 0
               Description of the particular resolution.

           column 1
               How much time should be depicted. The format is the same as for
               the age  parameter of the Overview section.

           The following sections are valid on level 2:

           ++loss_colors
               In the Detail view, the color of the median line depends the
               amount of lost packets. SmokePing comes with a reasonable
               default setting, but you may choose to disagree. The table
               below lets you specify your own coloring.

               Example:

                Loss Color   Legend
                1    00ff00    "<1"
                3    0000ff    "<3"
                1000 ff0000    ">=3"

               column 0
                   Activate when the number of losst pings is larger or equal
                   to this number

               column 1
                   Color for this range.

               column 2
                   Description for this range.

           ++uptime_colors
               When monitoring a host with DYNAMIC addressing, SmokePing will
               keep track of how long the machine is able to keep the same IP
               address. This time is plotted as a color in the graphs
               background. SmokePing comes with a reasonable default setting,
               but you may choose to disagree. The table below lets you
               specify your own coloring

               Example:

                # Uptime      Color     Legend
                3600          00ff00   "<1h"
                86400         0000ff   "<1d"
                604800        ff0000   "<1w"
                1000000000000 ffff00   ">1w"

               Uptime is in days!

               column 0
                   Activate when uptime in days is larger of equal to this
                   number

               column 1
                   Color for this uptime range.

               column 2
                   Description for this range.

       +charts
           The SmokePing Charts feature allow you to have Top X lists created
           according to various criteria.

           Each type of Chart must live in its own subsection.

            + charts
            menu = Charts
            title = The most interesting destinations
            ++ median
            sorter = Median(entries=>10)
            title = Sorted by Median Roundtrip Time
            menu = Top Median RTT
            format = Median RTT %e s

           The following variables can be set in this section:

           menu (mandatory setting)
               Menu entry for the Charts Section.

           title (mandatory setting)
               Page title for the Charts Section.

           The following sections are valid on level 2:

           ++/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
               The following variables can be set in this section:

               menu (mandatory setting)
                   Menu entry

               title (mandatory setting)
                   Page title

               sorter (mandatory setting)
                   sorter for this charts sections

               format
                   sprintf format string to format curent value

       +multihost
           Settings for the multihost graphs. At the moment this is only used
           for the color setting. Check the documentation on the host property
           of the target section for more.

           The following variables can be set in this section:

           colors
               Space separated list of colors for multihost graphs

               Example: colors = ff0000 00ff00 0000ff

       +hierarchies
           Provide an alternative presentation hierarchy for your smokeping
           data. After setting up a hierarchy in this section. You can use it
           in each tagets parent property. A drop-down menu in the smokeping
           website lets the user switch presentation hierarchy.

           The following sections are valid on level 2:

           ++/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
               Identifier of the hierarchie. Use this as prefix in the targets
               parent property

               The following variables can be set in this section:

               title (mandatory setting)
                   Title for this hierarchy

   *** Probes *** (mandatory section)
       The Probes Section configures Probe modules. Probe modules integrate an
       external ping command into SmokePing. Check the documentation of each
       module for more information about it.

       The following sections are valid on level 1:

       +/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
           Each module can take specific configuration information from this
           area. The jumble of letters above is a regular expression defining
           legal module names.

           See the documentation of each module for details about its
           variables.

           The grammar of this section is dynamically modified based on its
           name.

           The following sections are valid on level 2:

           ++/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
               You can define multiple instances of the same probe with
               subsections.  These instances can have different values for
               their variables, so you can eg. have one instance of the FPing
               probe with packet size 1000 and step 300 and another instance
               with packet size 64 and step 30.  The name of the subsection
               determines what the probe will be called, so you can write
               descriptive names for the probes.

               If there are any subsections defined, the main section for this
               probe will just provide default parameter values for the probe
               instances, ie.  it will not become a probe instance itself.

               The example above would be written like this:

                *** Probes ***

                + FPing
                # this value is common for the two subprobes
                binary = /usr/bin/fping

                ++ FPingLarge
                packetsize = 1000
                step = 300

                ++ FPingSmall
                packetsize = 64
                step = 30

           Dynamical grammar changes for example instances of this section:

           AnotherDNS: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               lookup
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               mininterval
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: mininterval = 0.5

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: port = 53

               recordtype
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: recordtype = A

               require_answers
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               require_noerror
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   lookup
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   mininterval
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 0.5

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: port = 53

                   recordtype
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: recordtype = A

                   require_answers
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   require_noerror
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "AnotherDNS".)

           AnotherSSH: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               greeting
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: greeting = SSH-Latency-Measurement-Sorry-
                   for-this-logmessage

               interval
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: interval = established

               mininterval
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: mininterval = 0.5

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: port = 22

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   greeting
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: greeting = SSH-Latency-Measurement-
                       Sorry-for-this-logmessage

                   interval
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: interval = established

                   mininterval
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 0.5

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: port = 22

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "AnotherSSH".)

           CiscoRTTMonDNS: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               ioshost
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               iosint
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               name
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   ioshost
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   iosint
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   name
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "CiscoRTTMonDNS".)

           CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP: (See the separate module documentation for
           details about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               ioshost
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               iosint
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               packetsize
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: packetsize = 56

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               vrf (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   ioshost
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   iosint
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: packetsize = 56

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   vrf This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP".)

           CiscoRTTMonTcpConnect: (See the separate module documentation for
           details about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               ioshost
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               iosint
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: port = 80

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   ioshost
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   iosint
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: port = 80

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "CiscoRTTMonTcpConnect".)

           Curl: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
           variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/curl

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               agent
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               extraargs
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               extrare
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: extrare = / /

               follow_redirects
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: follow_redirects = no

               include_redirects
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: include_redirects = no

               insecure_ssl
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               interface
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ssl2
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 10

               urlformat
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/curl

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   agent
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraargs
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extrare
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: extrare = / /

                   follow_redirects
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: follow_redirects = no

                   include_redirects
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: include_redirects = no

                   insecure_ssl
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   interface
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ssl2
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 10

                   urlformat
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance "Curl".)

           DNS: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
           variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               lookup
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               server
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   lookup
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   server
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance "DNS".)

           EchoPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about
           each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               fill
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               size
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               udp (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   fill
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   size
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   udp This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPing".)

           EchoPingChargen: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               fill
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               size
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   fill
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   size
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingChargen".)

           EchoPingDNS: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               dns_request
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               dns_tcp
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               dns_type
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: dns_type = A

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               plugin
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: plugin = dns

               pluginargs
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   dns_request
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   dns_tcp
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   dns_type
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: dns_type = A

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   plugin
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: plugin = dns

                   pluginargs
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingDNS".)

           EchoPingDiscard: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               fill
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               size
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               udp (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   fill
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   size
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   udp This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingDiscard".)

           EchoPingHttp: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               accept_redirects
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ignore_cache
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               revalidate_data
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               url (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: url = /

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   accept_redirects
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ignore_cache
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   revalidate_data
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   url This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: url = /

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingHttp".)

           EchoPingHttps: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               accept_redirects
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ignore_cache
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               revalidate_data
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               url (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: url = /

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   accept_redirects
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ignore_cache
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   revalidate_data
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   url This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: url = /

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingHttps".)

           EchoPingIcp: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               url (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   url This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingIcp".)

           EchoPingLDAP: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ldap_base
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ldap_request
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ldap_scope
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               plugin
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: plugin = ldap

               pluginargs
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ldap_base
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ldap_request
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ldap_scope
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   plugin
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: plugin = ldap

                   pluginargs
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingLDAP".)

           EchoPingPlugin: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               plugin
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               pluginargs
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   plugin
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pluginargs
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingPlugin".)

           EchoPingSmtp: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingSmtp".)

           EchoPingWhois: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary
                   see above

                   Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               extraopts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               ipversion
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               plugin
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: plugin = whois

               pluginargs
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               priority
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               tos (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               waittime
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               whois_request
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: binary = /usr/bin/echoping

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   extraopts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ipversion
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   plugin
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: plugin = whois

                   pluginargs
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   priority
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   tos This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   waittime
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   whois_request
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "EchoPingWhois".)

           FPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about
           each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               hostinterval
                   see above

               mininterval
                   see above

                   Default value: mininterval = 0.01

               offset
                   see above

               packetsize
                   see above

               pings
                   see above

               sourceaddress
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   hostinterval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   mininterval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 0.01

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   sourceaddress
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "FPing".)

           FPing6: (See the separate module documentation for details about
           each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               hostinterval
                   see above

               mininterval
                   see above

                   Default value: mininterval = 0.01

               offset
                   see above

               packetsize
                   see above

               pings
                   see above

               sourceaddress
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   hostinterval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   mininterval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 0.01

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   sourceaddress
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "FPing6".)

           FTPtransfer: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               destfile
                   see above

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               min_interval
                   see above

                   Default value: min_interval = 1

               mode (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               offset
                   see above

               passwordfile
                   see above

               srcfile (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               localaddr
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               passive
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               password
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout (mandatory setting)
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               username
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   destfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   min_interval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: min_interval = 1

                   mode (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   passwordfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   srcfile (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   localaddr
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   passive
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   password
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout (mandatory setting)
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   username
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "FTPtransfer".)

           IOSPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about
           each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               packetsize
                   see above

                   Default value: packetsize = 56

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               ioshost
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               iosint
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               iosuser
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: packetsize = 56

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   ioshost
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   iosint
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   iosuser
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "IOSPing".)

           LDAP: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
           variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               passwordfile
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               attrs
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               base
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               binddn
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               filter
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               mininterval
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: mininterval = 1

               password
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               scope
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: scope = sub

               start_tls
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               version
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   passwordfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   attrs
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   base
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   binddn
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   filter
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   mininterval
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 1

                   password
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   scope
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: scope = sub

                   start_tls
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   version
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance "LDAP".)

           Radius: (See the separate module documentation for details about
           each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               passwordfile
                   see above

               secretfile
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               mininterval
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: mininterval = 1

               nas_ip_address
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               password
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               secret
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               username
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   passwordfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   secretfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   mininterval
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 1

                   nas_ip_address
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   password
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   secret
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   username
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "Radius".)

           RemoteFPing: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               hostinterval
                   see above

               mininterval
                   see above

                   Default value: mininterval = 0.01

               offset
                   see above

               packetsize
                   see above

               pings
                   see above

               rbinary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               rhost (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               ruser
                   see above

               sourceaddress
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   hostinterval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   mininterval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 0.01

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   rbinary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   rhost (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   ruser
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   sourceaddress
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "RemoteFPing".)

           SSH: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
           variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               keytype
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: keytype = rsa

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: port = 22

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   keytype
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: keytype = rsa

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: port = 22

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance "SSH".)

           TCPPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about
           each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               binary (mandatory setting)
                   see above

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   binary (mandatory setting)
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "TCPPing".)

           TacacsPlus: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               passwordfile
                   see above

               secretfile
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               authtype
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: authtype = ASCII

               mininterval
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: mininterval = 1

               password
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               port
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: port = 49

               secret
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               username
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   passwordfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   secretfile
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   authtype
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: authtype = ASCII

                   mininterval
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: mininterval = 1

                   password
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   port
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: port = 49

                   secret
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   username
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "TacacsPlus".)

           TelnetIOSPing: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               packetsize
                   see above

                   Default value: packetsize = 56

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               iospass
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               iosuser
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               psource
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               source
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: packetsize = 56

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   iospass
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   iosuser
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   psource
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   source
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "TelnetIOSPing".)

           TelnetJunOSPing: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               offset
                   see above

               packetsize
                   see above

                   Default value: packetsize = 100

               step
                   see above

               timeout
                   see above

                   Default value: timeout = 5

               junospass
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               junosuser
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               psource
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               source
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
                   value.

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   packetsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: packetsize = 100

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 5

                   junospass
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   junosuser
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   psource
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   source
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "TelnetJunOSPing".)

           WebProxyFilter: (See the separate module documentation for details
           about each variable.)
               The following new variables are valid:

               forks
                   see above

                   Default value: forks = 5

               maxsize
                   see above

                   Default value: maxsize = 2000

               min_interval
                   see above

                   Default value: min_interval = 1

               offset
                   see above

               step
                   see above

               useragent
                   see above

                   Default value: useragent = SmokePing/2.x (WebProxyFilter
                   Probe)

               deny_re (mandatory setting)
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               more_hosts
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               pings
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

               timeout
                   (This variable can be overridden target-specifically in the
                   Targets section.)

                   Default value: timeout = 2

               Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

                   The following new variables are valid:

                   forks
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: forks = 5

                   maxsize
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: maxsize = 2000

                   min_interval
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: min_interval = 1

                   offset
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   step
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   useragent
                       see above

                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: useragent = SmokePing/2.x
                       (WebProxyFilter Probe)

                   deny_re (mandatory setting)
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   more_hosts
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   pings
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                   timeout
                       This variable inherits its value from the parent
                       section if nothing is specified here.

                       Default value: timeout = 2

               (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instance
               "WebProxyFilter".)

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for example instances of section
           "/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/".)

   *** Targets *** (mandatory section)
       The Target Section defines the actual work of SmokePing. It contains a
       hierarchical list of hosts which mark the endpoints of the network
       connections the system should monitor. Each section can contain one
       host as well as other sections. By adding slaves you can measure the
       connectivity of an endpoint looking from several sources.

       The following variables can be set in this section:

       probe (mandatory setting)
           The name of the probe module to be used for this host. The value of
           this variable gets propagated

           This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its value.

       menu (mandatory setting)
           Menu entry for this section. If not set this will be set to the
           hostname.

       title (mandatory setting)
           Title of the page when it is displayed. This will be set to the
           hostname if left empty.

       remark
           An optional remark on the current section. It gets displayed on the
           webpage.

       alerts
           A comma separated list of alerts to check for this target. The
           alerts have to be setup in the Alerts section. Alerts are inherited
           by child nodes. Use an empty alerts definition to remove inherited
           alerts from the current target and its children.

       slaves
       parents

       The following sections are valid on level 1:

       +/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
           Each target section can contain information about a host to monitor
           as well as further target sections. Most variables have already
           been described above. The expression above defines legal names for
           target sections.

           This section is recursive: it can contain subsection(s) with the
           same syntax.

           The following variables can be set in this section:

           probe
               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

               This variable dynamically modifies the grammar based on its
               value.

           menu
           title
           alerts
               Comma separated list of alert names

               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

           note
               Some information about this entry which does NOT get displayed
               on the web.

           email
               This is the contact address for the owner of the current host.
               In connection with the DYNAMIC hosts, the address will be used
               for sending the belowmentioned script.

           host
               There are three types of "hosts" in smokeping.

               1.  The ’hostname’ is a name of a host you want to target from
                   smokeping

               2.  The string DYNAMIC. Is for machines that have a dynamic IP
                   address. These boxes are required to regularly contact the
                   SmokePing server to confirm their IP address.
                    When starting SmokePing with the commandline argument
                   --email it will add a secret password to each of the
                   DYNAMIC host lines and send a script to the owner of each
                   host. This script must be started periodically (cron) on
                   the host in question to let smokeping know where the host
                   is curently located. If the target machine supports SNMP
                   SmokePing will also query the hosts sysContact, sysName and
                   sysLocation properties to make sure it is still the same
                   host.

               3.  A space separated list of ’target-path’ entries (multihost
                   target). All targets mentioned in this list will be
                   displayed in one graph. Note that the graph will look
                   different from the normal smokeping graphs. The syntax for
                   multihost targets is as follows:

                    host = /world/town/host1 /world/town2/host33 /world/town2/host1~slave

           remark
           rawlog
               Log the raw data, gathered for this target, in tab separated
               format, to a file with the same basename as the corresponding
               RRD file. Use posix strftime to format the timestamp to be put
               into the file name. The filename is built like this:

                basename.strftime.csv

               Example:

                rawlog=%Y-%m-%d

               this would create a new logfile every day with a name like
               this:

                targethost.2004-05-03.csv

           alertee
               If you want to have alerts for this target and all targets
               below it go to a particular address on top of the address
               already specified in the alert, you can add it here. This can
               be a comma separated list of items.

               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

           slaves
               The slave names must match the slaves you have setup in the
               slaves section.

               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

           parents
               After setting up a hierarchy in the Presentation section of the
               configuration file you can use this property to assign an entry
               to alternate hierarchies. The format for parent entries is.

                hierarchyA:/Node1/Node2 hierarchyB:/Node3

               The entries from all parent properties together will build a
               new tree for each hierarchy. With this method it is possible to
               make a single target show up multiple times in a tree. If you
               think this is a good thing, go ahead, nothing is stopping you.
               Since you do not only define the parent but the full path of
               the parent node, circular dependencies are not possible.

           hide
               Set the hide property to ’yes’ to hide this host from the
               navigation menu and from search results. Note that if you set
               the hide property on a non leaf entry all subordinate entries
               will also disapear in the menu structure.  If you know a direct
               link to a page it is still accessible. Pages which are hidden
               from the menu due to a parent being hidden will still show up
               in search results and in alternate hierarchies where they are
               below a non hidden parent.

               Default value: hide = no

           nomasterpoll
               Use this in a master/slave setup where the master must not poll
               a particular target. The master will now skip this entry in its
               polling cycle.  Note that if you set the hide property on a non
               leaf entry all subordinate entries will also disapear in the
               menu structure. You can still access them via direct link or
               via an alternate hierarchy.

               If you have no master/slave setup this will have a similar
               effect to the hide property, except that the menu entry will
               still show up, but will not contain any graphs.

               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

               Default value: nomasterpoll = no

           The following sections are valid on level 2:

           ++/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
               This section is recursive: it can contain subsection(s) with
               the same syntax.

       Dynamical grammar changes for example values of variable "probe":

       AnotherDNS: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           lookup
               see above

           mininterval
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           recordtype
               see above

           require_answers
               see above

           require_noerror
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               lookup
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               mininterval
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               recordtype
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               require_answers
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               require_noerror
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "AnotherDNS".)

       AnotherSSH: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           greeting
               see above

           interval
               see above

           mininterval
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               greeting
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               interval
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               mininterval
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "AnotherSSH".)

       CiscoRTTMonDNS: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           ioshost
               see above

           iosint
               see above

           name
               see above

           pings
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               ioshost
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               iosint
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               name
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "CiscoRTTMonDNS".)

       CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           ioshost
               see above

           iosint
               see above

           packetsize
               see above

           pings
               see above

           tos see above

           vrf see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               ioshost
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               iosint
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               packetsize
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               vrf see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "CiscoRTTMonEchoICMP".)

       CiscoRTTMonTcpConnect: (See the separate module documentation for
       details about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           ioshost
               see above

           iosint
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           tos see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               ioshost
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               iosint
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "CiscoRTTMonTcpConnect".)

       Curl: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           agent
               see above

           extraargs
               see above

           extrare
               see above

           follow_redirects
               see above

           include_redirects
               see above

           insecure_ssl
               see above

           interface
               see above

           pings
               see above

           ssl2
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           urlformat
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               agent
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               extraargs
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               extrare
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               follow_redirects
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               include_redirects
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               insecure_ssl
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               interface
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ssl2
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               urlformat
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "Curl".)

       DNS: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           lookup
               see above

           pings
               see above

           server
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               lookup
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               server
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "DNS".)

       EchoPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           fill
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           priority
               see above

           size
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           udp see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               fill
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               size
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               udp see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPing".)

       EchoPingChargen: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           fill
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           priority
               see above

           size
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               fill
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               size
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingChargen".)

       EchoPingDNS: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           dns_request
               see above

           dns_tcp
               see above

           dns_type
               see above

           extraopts
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           plugin
               see above

           pluginargs
               see above

           priority
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               dns_request
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               dns_tcp
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               dns_type
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               plugin
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pluginargs
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingDNS".)

       EchoPingDiscard: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           fill
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           priority
               see above

           size
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           udp see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               fill
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               size
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               udp see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingDiscard".)

       EchoPingHttp: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           accept_redirects
               see above

           extraopts
               see above

           ignore_cache
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           priority
               see above

           revalidate_data
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           url see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               accept_redirects
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ignore_cache
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               revalidate_data
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               url see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingHttp".)

       EchoPingHttps: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           accept_redirects
               see above

           extraopts
               see above

           ignore_cache
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           priority
               see above

           revalidate_data
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           url see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               accept_redirects
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ignore_cache
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               revalidate_data
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               url see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingHttps".)

       EchoPingIcp: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           priority
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           url see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               url see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingIcp".)

       EchoPingLDAP: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           ldap_base
               see above

           ldap_request
               see above

           ldap_scope
               see above

           pings
               see above

           plugin
               see above

           pluginargs
               see above

           priority
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ldap_base
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ldap_request
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ldap_scope
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               plugin
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pluginargs
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingLDAP".)

       EchoPingPlugin: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           plugin
               see above

           pluginargs
               see above

           priority
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               plugin
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pluginargs
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingPlugin".)

       EchoPingSmtp: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           priority
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           waittime
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingSmtp".)

       EchoPingWhois: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           extraopts
               see above

           ipversion
               see above

           pings
               see above

           plugin
               see above

           pluginargs
               see above

           priority
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           tos see above

           waittime
               see above

           whois_request
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               extraopts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               ipversion
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               plugin
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pluginargs
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               priority
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               tos see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               waittime
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               whois_request
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "EchoPingWhois".)

       FPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           No changes that can be automatically described.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "FPing".)

       FPing6: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           No changes that can be automatically described.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "FPing6".)

       FTPtransfer: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           localaddr
               see above

           passive
               see above

           password
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           username
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               localaddr
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               passive
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               password
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               username
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "FTPtransfer".)

       IOSPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           ioshost
               see above

           iosint
               see above

           iosuser
               see above

           pings
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               ioshost
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               iosint
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               iosuser
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "IOSPing".)

       LDAP: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           attrs
               see above

           base
               see above

           binddn
               see above

           filter
               see above

           mininterval
               see above

           password
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           scope
               see above

           start_tls
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           version
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               attrs
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               base
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               binddn
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               filter
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               mininterval
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               password
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               scope
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               start_tls
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               version
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "LDAP".)

       Radius: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           mininterval
               see above

           nas_ip_address
               see above

           password
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           secret
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           username
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               mininterval
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               nas_ip_address
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               password
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               secret
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               username
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "Radius".)

       RemoteFPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           No changes that can be automatically described.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "RemoteFPing".)

       SSH: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           keytype
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               keytype
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "SSH".)

       TCPPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about each
       variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "TCPPing".)

       TacacsPlus: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           authtype
               see above

           mininterval
               see above

           password
               see above

           pings
               see above

           port
               see above

           secret
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           username
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               authtype
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               mininterval
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               password
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               port
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               secret
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               username
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "TacacsPlus".)

       TelnetIOSPing: (See the separate module documentation for details about
       each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           iospass
               see above

           iosuser
               see above

           pings
               see above

           psource
               see above

           source
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               iospass
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               iosuser
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               psource
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               source
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "TelnetIOSPing".)

       TelnetJunOSPing: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           junospass
               see above

           junosuser
               see above

           pings
               see above

           psource
               see above

           source
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               junospass
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               junosuser
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               psource
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               source
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "TelnetJunOSPing".)

       WebProxyFilter: (See the separate module documentation for details
       about each variable.)
           The following new variables are valid:

           deny_re
               see above

           more_hosts
               see above

           pings
               see above

           timeout
               see above

           Syntax changes for subsection /[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/

               The following new variables are valid:

               deny_re
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               more_hosts
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               pings
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

               timeout
                   see above

                   This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
                   nothing is specified here.

           (End of dynamical grammar changes for variable "probe" example
           value "WebProxyFilter".)

       (End of dynamical grammar changes for example values of variable
       "probe".)

   *** Alerts ***
       The Alert section lets you setup loss and RTT pattern detectors. After
       each round of polling, SmokePing will examine its data and determine
       which detectors match. Detectors are enabled per target and get
       inherited by the targets children.

       Detectors are not just simple thresholds which go off at first sight of
       a problem. They are configurable to detect special loss or RTT
       patterns. They let you look at a number of past readings to make a more
       educated decision on what kind of alert should be sent, or if an alert
       should be sent at all.

       The patterns are numbers prefixed with an operator indicating the type
       of comparison required for a match.

       The following RTT pattern detects if a target’s RTT goes from
       constantly below 10ms to constantly 100ms and more:

        old ------------------------------> new
        <10,<10,<10,<10,<10,>10,>100,>100,>100

       Loss patterns work in a similar way, except that the loss is defined as
       the percentage the total number of received packets is of the total
       number of packets sent.

        old ------------------------------> new
        ==0%,==0%,==0%,==0%,>20%,>20%,>=20%

       Apart from normal numbers, patterns can also contain the values * which
       is true for all values regardless of the operator. And U which is true
       for unknown data together with the == and =! operators.

       Detectors normally act on state changes. This has the disadvantage,
       that they will fail to find conditions which were already present when
       launching smokeping. For this it is possible to write detectors that
       begin with the special value ==S it is inserted whenever smokeping is
       started up.

       You can write

        ==S,>20%,>20%

       to detect lines that have been losing more than 20% of the packets for
       two periods after startup.

       Sometimes it may be that conditions occur at irregular intervals. But
       still you only want to throw an alert if they occur several times
       within a certain amount of times. The operator *X* will ignore up to X
       values and still let the pattern match:

         >10%,*10*,>10%

       will fire if more than 10% of the packets have been lost at least twice
       over the last 10 samples.

       A complete example

        *** Alerts ***
        to = admin@company.xy,peter@home.xy
        from = smokealert@company.xy

        +lossdetect
        type = loss
        # in percent
        pattern = ==0%,==0%,==0%,==0%,>20%,>20%,>20%
        comment = suddenly there is packet loss

        +miniloss
        type = loss
        # in percent
        pattern = >0%,*12*,>0%,*12*,>0%
        comment = detected loss 3 times over the last two hours

        +rttdetect
        type = rtt
        # in milliseconds
        pattern = <10,<10,<10,<10,<10,<100,>100,>100,>100
        comment = routing messed up again ?

        +rttbadstart
        type = rtt
        # in milliseconds
        pattern = ==S,==U
        comment = offline at startup

       The following variables can be set in this section:

       to (mandatory setting)
           Either an email address to send alerts to, or the name of a program
           to execute when an alert matches. To call a program, the first
           character of the to value must be a pipe symbol "|". The program
           will the be called whenever an alert matches, using the following 5
           arguments (except if edgetrigger is ’yes’; see below): name-of-
           alert, target, loss-pattern, rtt-pattern, hostname.  You can also
           provide a comma separated list of addresses and programs.

       from (mandatory setting)
           who should alerts appear to be coming from ?

       edgetrigger
           The alert notifications and/or the programs executed are normally
           triggered every time the alert matches. If this variable is set to
           ’yes’, they will be triggered only when the alert’s state is
           changed, ie. when it’s raised and when it’s cleared.  Subsequent
           matches of the same alert will thus not trigger a notification.

           When this variable is set to ’yes’, a notification program (see the
           to variable documentation above) will get a sixth argument, raise,
           which has the value 1 if the alert was just raised and 0 if it was
           cleared.

           Default value: edgetrigger = no

       mailtemplate
           When sending out mails for alerts, smokeping normally uses an
           internally generated message. With the mailtemplate you can
           customize the alert mails to look they way you like them. The all
           <##keyword##> type strings will get replaced in the template before
           it is sent out. the following keywords are supported:

            <##ALERT##>    - target name
            <##WHAT##>     - status (is active, was raised, was celared)
            <##LINE##>     - path in the config tree
            <##URL##>      - webpage for graph
            <##STAMP##>    - date and time
            <##PAT##>      - pattern that matched the alert
            <##LOSS##>     - loss history
            <##RTT##>      - rtt history
            <##COMMENT##>  - comment

       The following sections are valid on level 1:

       +/[^\s,]+/
           The following variables can be set in this section:

           type (mandatory setting)
               Currently the pattern types rtt and loss and matcher are known.

               Matchers are plugin modules that extend the alert conditions.
               Known matchers are Avgratio, CheckLatency, CheckLoss, Median,
               Medratio.

               See the documentation of the corresponding matcher module (eg.
               Smokeping::matchers::Avgratio) for instructions on configuring
               it.

           pattern (mandatory setting)
               a comma separated list of comparison operators and numbers. rtt
               patterns are in milliseconds, loss patterns are in percents

           comment (mandatory setting)
           to  Similar to the "to" parameter on the top-level except that  it
               will only be used IN ADDITION to the value of the toplevel
               parameter. Same rules apply.

           edgetrigger
               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

               Default value: edgetrigger = no

           mailtemplate
               This variable inherits its value from the parent section if
               nothing is specified here.

           priority
               if multiple alerts ’match’ only the one with the highest
               priority (lowest number) will cause and alert to be sent.
               Alerts without priority will be sent in any case.

   *** Slaves ***
       Your smokeping can remote control other somkeping instances running in
       slave mode on different hosts. Use this section to tell your master
       smokeping about the slaves you are going to use.

       The following variables can be set in this section:

       secrets (mandatory setting)
           The slave secrets file contines one line per slave with the name of
           the slave followed by a colon and the secret:

            slave1:secret1
            slave2:secret2
            ...

           Note that these secrets combined with a man-in-the-middle attack
           effectively give shell access to the corresponding slaves (see
           smokeping_master_slave), so the file should be appropriately
           protected and the secrets should not be easily crackable.

       The following sections are valid on level 1:

       +/[-_0-9a-zA-Z.]+/
           Define some basic properties for the slave.

           The following variables can be set in this section:

           display_name (mandatory setting)
               Name of the Slave host.

           location
               Where is the slave located.

           color (mandatory setting)
               Color for the slave in graphs where input from multiple hosts
               is presented.

           The following sections are valid on level 2:

           ++override
               If part of the configuration information must be overwritten to
               match the settings of the you can specify this in this section.
               A setting is overwritten by giveing the full path of the
               configuration variable. If you have this configuration in the
               Probes section:

                *** Probes ***
                +FPing
                binary = /usr/sepp/bin/fping

               You can override it for a particular slave like this:

                ++override
                Probes.FPing.binary = /usr/bin/fping

               The following variables can be set in this section:

               /\S+/

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2001-2007 by Tobias Oetiker. All right reserved.

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

AUTHOR

       Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch>