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       munin-node.conf - Munin-node configuration file


       munin-node.conf is the configuration file for "munin-node", the agent that Munin fetches
       data from.

       The format is dictated by the use of "Net::Server". A look at "perldoc Net::Server" will
       give a list of options that the file supports by using the module.  This page mainly
       covers the Munin-specific extensions.

       The following options are of special interest:

       allow RE
            IP based access list is implemented through this. The statement may be repeated many
            times.  It's important to note that it's actually a regular expression after the
            keyword so to allow localhost it must be written like this:

                  allow ^127\.0\.0\.1$

       cidr_allow NETWORK/MASK
            An alternative to "allow RE".  This allows the access list to be specified in CIDR
            format.  For instance, "cidr_allow" would allow connections from any IP
            from to

            And "cidr_allow" is the equivalent to the example above.  Note that the
            netmask must be provided, even though it's just "/32".

            This option requires that the "Net::CIDR" Perl module be installed.

       host IP
            The IP number of the interface munin-node should listen on.  By default munin-node
            listens to all interfaces.  To make munin-node listen only on the localhost interface
            - making it unavailable from the network do this:


   Additional options:
       host_name <host>
            If set, overrides the hostname munin-node uses in its 'hello'-negotiation with munin.
            A "telnet localhost 4949" will show the hostname munin-node is currently using. If
            munin-node and the main munin installation do not agree on the hostname, munin will
            skip all the plugins of the machine in question.

       paranoia <yes|no|true|false|on|off|1|0>
            If set, checks permissions of plugin files, and only tries to run files owned by
            root. Default on.

       ignore_file <regex>
            Files matching <regex> in the node.d/ and node-conf.d/ directories will be

       tls <value>
            Can have four values. "paranoid", "enabled", "auto", and "disabled".  "Paranoid" and
            "enabled" require a TLS connection, while "disabled" will not attempt one at all.

            The current default is "disabled" because "auto" is broken.  "Auto" causes bad
            interaction between munin-update and munin-node if the node is unprepared to go to

            If you see data dropouts (gaps in graphs) please try to disable TLS.

       tls_verify_certificate <value>
            This directive can be "yes" or "no".  It determines if the remote certificate needs
            to be signed by a CA that is known locally.  Default is "no".

       tls_private_key <value>
            This directive sets the location of the private key to be used for TLS.  Default is
            /etc/munin/munin-node.pem.  The private key and certificate can be stored in the same

       tls_certificate <value>
            This directive sets the location of the TLS certificate to be used for TLS.  Default
            is /etc/munin/munin-node.pem.  The private key and certificate can be stored in the
            same file.

       tls_ca_certificate <value>
            This directive sets the CA certificate to be used to verify the node's certificate,
            if tls_verify_certificate is set to "yes".  Default is /etc/munin/cacert.pem.

       tls_verify_depth <value>
            This directive sets how many signings up a chain of signatures TLS is willing to go
            to reach a known, trusted CA when verifying a certificate.  Default is 5.

       tls_match <value>
            This directive, if defined, searches a dump of the certificate provided by the remote
            host for the given regex.  The dump of the certificate is two lines of the form:

                    Subject Name: /C=c/ST=st/L=l/O=o/OU=ou/CN=cn/emailAddress=email
                    Issuer  Name: /C=c/ST=st/O=o/OU=ou/CN=cn/emailAddress=email

            So, for example, one could match the subject distinguished name by the directive:

                    tls_match Subject Name: /C=c/ST=st/L=l/O=o/OU=ou/CN=cn/emailAddress=email

            Note that the fields are dumped in the order they appear in the certificate.  It's
            best to view the dump of the certificate by running munin-update in debug mode and
            reviewing the logs.

            Unfortunately, due to the limited functionality of the SSL module in use, it is not
            possible to provide finer-grained filtering.  By default this value is not defined.


       A pretty normal configuration file:

               log_level 4
               log_file /var/log/munin/munin-node.log
               port 4949
               pid_file /var/run/
               background 1
               setsid 1

               host *
               user root
               group root
               setsid yes

               ignore_file \.bak$
               ignore_file \.rpm(save|new)$
               ignore_file ^README$

               allow ^127\.0\.0\.1$

               ignore_file \.dpkg-(old|new)$
               ignore_file \.rpm(save|new)$

       See the documentation or Munin homepage <> for more info.


       Jimmy Olsen.


       Copyright (C) 2002-2006 Audun Ytterdal, Jimmy Olsen, Dagfin Ilmari MansXker, Nicolai

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