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Remstats was written by Thomas Erskine at the CRC in Canada and now looking for work.

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The Configuration Directory

The run-time configuration of remstats is done through a directory-tree of files. The current tree structure is:

    configdir
        +--- access
        +--- alert-template-map
        +--- alert-destination-map
        +--- alert-templates
        |       +--- template1
        |       +--- template2
        |       ...
        +--- alerts
        +--- archives
        +--- availability
        +--- colors
        +--- customgraphs
        |       +--- graph1
        |       +--- graph2
        |       ...
        +--- dbi-connects
        |       +--- connect1
        |       +--- connect2
        |       ...
        +--- dbi-selects
        |       +--- select1
        |       +--- select2
        |       ...
        +--- discovery
        +--- environment
        +--- general
        +--- groups
        +--- host-templates
        |       +--- host-template1
        |       +--- host-template2
        |       ...
        +--- hosts
        |       +--- host1
        |       +--- host2
        |       ...
        +--- html
        +--- links
        +--- ntops
        +--- oids
        +--- page-templates
        |       +--- page-template1
        |       +--- page-template2
        |       ...
        +--- pages
        +--- remotepings
        +--- rrds
        |       +--- rrd1
        |       +--- rrd2
        |       ...
        +--- run
        +--- run-stages
        |       +--- stage1
        |       +--- stage2
        |       ...
        +--- scripts
        |       +--- script1
        |       +--- script2
        |       ...
        +--- times
        +--- tools
        +--- view-templates
        |       +--- template1
        |       +--- template2
        |       ...
        +--- views
        |       +--- view1
        |       +--- view1
        |       ...

(You can look at the base configuration directory if you want, but you should also read through this so you know the significance of what you see.

Almost all the configuration files allow both blank lines and comment-lines. A comment-line begins with a # and the whole line is ignored by remstats. Inline comments are not permitted as the '#' is used in some places for other purposes. The only files which don't permit comments are the view-templates, which are html.

alert-templates, customgraphs, dbi-connects, dbi-selects, hosts, host-templates, rrds, run-stages, scripts, views and view-templates are sub-directories with the files within describing one of that kind of entity. E.G. a file in the hosts sub-directory is named for the host and contains that host's configuration.

NOTE: within the sub-directories, files with names beginning with 'IGNORE-' or ending with '~', will be ignored.

There are also a few tools to help you make and update your config-dir, although not all parts of it.


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Last updated Fri May 30 13:55:30 PDT 2003 by <terskine@users.sourceforge.net>.