Provided by: xymon_4.3.0~beta2.dfsg-9.1_amd64 bug


       bb-ack.cgi - Xymon CGI script to acknowledge alerts




       bb-ack.cgi is invoked as a CGI script via the CGI wrapper.

       bb-ack.cgi  is  passed  a QUERY_STRING environment variable with the ACTION, NUMBER, DELAY
       and MESSAGE parameters.


       ACTION is the action to perform. The only supported action  is  "Ack"  to  acknowledge  an

       NUMBER  is  the number identifying the host/service to be acknowledged.  It is included in
       all alert-messages sent out by Xymon.

       DELAY is the time (in minutes) that the acknowledge is valid.

       MESSAGE  is  an  optional  text  which  will  be  shown  on  the  status  page  while  the
       acknowledgment  is  active. You can use it to e.g. tell users not to contact you about the
       problem, or inform them when the problem is expected to be resolved.


              bb-ack.cgi normally requires the user to enter the acknowledgment code received  in
              an  alert message. If you run it with this option, the user will instead get a list
              of the current non-green statuses, and he may send an acknowledge  without  knowing
              the code.

              Normally, bb-ack.cgi uses a cookie sent by the browser to initially filter the list
              of hosts presented. If this is not desired, you can  turn  off  this  behaviour  by
              calling  bb-ack.cgi  with the --no-cookies option. This would normally be placed in
              the CGI_ACK_OPTS setting in hobbitcgi.cfg(5)

              Loads the environment defined in FILENAME before executing the CGI script.

              Enables debugging output.


              HTML header file for the generated web page

              HTML footer file for the generated web page

              Query form displayed when bb-ack.cgi is called with no parameters.


       BBHOME Used to locate the template files for the generated web pages.

              Contains the parameters for the CGI script.


       When using alternate pagesets, hosts will only show up on the acknowledgment page if  this
       is  accessed  from  the  primary  page  in which they are defined. So if you have hosts on
       multiple pages, they will only be visible for acknowledging from their main page which  is
       not what you would expect.


       bbgen(1), bb-hosts(5), hobbitserver.cfg(5)