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NAME

       msgcache - Cache client messages for later pickup by hobbitfetch

SYNOPSIS

       msgcache [options]

DESCRIPTION

       msgcache  implements  a  Xymon  message  cache.  It is intended for use with clients which
       cannot deliver their data to the Xymon server in the normal way.  Instead  of  having  the
       client  tools connect to the Xymon server, msgcache runs locally and the client tools then
       deliver their data to the msgcache daemon. The msgcache daemon is then polled regularly by
       the  hobbitfetch(8)  utility,  which  collects  the client messages stored by msgcache and
       forwards them to the Xymon server.

       NOTE: When using msgcache, the BBDISP setting for the clients should  be  BBDISP=127.0.0.1
       instead of pointing at the real Xymon server.

RESTRICTIONS

       Clients delivering their data to msgcache instead of the real Xymon server will in general
       not notice this. Specifically, the client configuration data provided by the Xymon  server
       when  a client delivers its data is forwarded through the hobbitfetch / msgcache chain, so
       the normal centralized client configuration works.

       However, other commands which rely on clients communicating directly with the Xymon server
       will  not work. This includes the config and query commands which clients may use to fetch
       configuration files and query the Xymon server for a current status.

       The download command also does not work with msgcache.   This  means  that  the  automatic
       client update facility will not work for clients communicating via msgcache.

OPTIONS

       --listen=IPADDRESS[:PORT]
              Defines   the  IP-address  and  portnumber  where  msgcache  listens  for  incoming
              connections.  By  default,  msgcache  listens  for  connections  on   all   network
              interfaces, port 1984.

       --server=IPADDRESS[,IPADDRESS]
              Restricts  which  servers  are  allowed to pick up the cached messages.  By default
              anyone can contact the msgcache utility and request all  of  the  cached  messages.
              This option allows only the listed servers to request the cached messages.

       --max-age=N
              Defines  how  long  cached messages are kept. If the message has not been picked up
              with N seconds after  being  delivered  to  msgcache,  it  is  silently  discarded.
              Default: N=600 seconds (10 minutes).

       --daemon
              Run  as  a  daemon,  i.e.  msgcache  will  detach  from  the  terminal and run as a
              background task

       --no-daemon
              Run as a foreground task. This option must be used  when  msgcache  is  started  by
              hobbitlaunch(8) which is the normal way of running msgcache.

       --pidfile=FILENAME
              Store the process ID of the msgcache task in FILENAME.

       --logfile=FILENAME
              Log msgcache output to FILENAME.

       --debug
              Enable debugging output.

SEE ALSO

       hobbitfetch(8), xymon(7)