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NAME

       hobbit-mailack - permit acknowledging alerts via e-mail

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

ADDING INFORMATION TO THE REPLY MAIL

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

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

USE WITH PROCMAIL

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

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

USE WITH QMAIL

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

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

OPTIONS

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

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

SEE ALSO

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