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       protocols.cfg - Configuration of TCP network services




       protocols.cfg  contains  definitions  of  how  xymonnet(1) should test a TCP-based network
       service (i.e. all common network services except HTTP  and  DNS).   For  each  service,  a
       simple  dialogue  can  be  defined  to check that the service is functioning normally, and
       optional flags determine if the service has e.g. a banner or requires SSL- or telnet-style
       handshaking to be tested.


       protocols.cfg  is  a  text file. A simple service definition for the SMTP service would be

             send "mail\r\nquit\r\n"
             expect "220"
             options banner

       This defines a service called "smtp". When the connection is first  established,  xymonnet
       will  send  the  string  "mail\r\nquit\r\n" to the service. It will then expect a response
       beginning with "220".  Any data returned by the service (a  so-called  "banner")  will  be
       recorded and included in the status message.

       The full set of commands available for the protocols.cfg file are:

       [NAME] Define  the  name  of  the  TCP  service, which will also be the column-name in the
              resulting display on the test status. If multiple tests share a  common  definition
              (e.g.  ssh,  ssh1  and ssh2 are tested identically), you may list these in a single
              "[ssh|ssh1|ssh2]" definition, separating each service-name with a pipe-sign.

       send STRING

       expect STRING
              Defines the strings to send to the service after a connection is  established,  and
              the  response  that  is  expected.  Either  of  these may be omitted, in which case
              xymonnet(1) will simply not send any data, or match a response against anything.

              The send- and expect-strings use standard escaping  for  non-printable  characters.
              "\r"  represents  a  carriage-return (ASCII 13), "\n" represents a line-feed (ASCII
              10), "\t" represents a TAB (ASCII 8).  Binary data is input as "\xNN" with NN being
              the hexadecimal value of the byte.

       port NUMBER
              Define  the  default TCP port-number for this service. If no portnumber is defined,
              xymonnet(1) will attempt to lookup the portnumber  in  the  standard  /etc/services

       options option1[,option2][,option3]
              Defines test options. The possible options are
                 banner - include received data in the status message
                 ssl - service uses SSL so perform an SSL handshake
                 telnet - service is telnet, so exchange telnet options