Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Version 4.3.10: 3 Aug 2012
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logfetch - Xymon client data collector
logfetch CONFIGFILE STATUSFILE
logfetch is part of the Xymon client. It is responsible
for collecting data from logfiles, and other file-related data,
which is then sent to the Xymon server for analysis.
logfetch uses a configuration file, which is automatically
retrieved from the Xymon server. There is no configuration
done locally. The configuration file is usually stored in
the $XYMONHOME/tmp/logfetch.cfg file, but editing this file has
no effect since it is re-written with data from the Xymon
server each time the client runs.
logfetch stores information about what parts of the monitored
logfiles have been processed already in the $XYMONHOME/tmp/logfetch.status
file. This file is an internal file used by logfetch, and should
not be edited. If deleted, it will be re-created automatically.
logfetch needs read access to the logfiles it should monitor. If you
configure monitoring of files or directories through the "file:"
and "dir:" entries in
then logfetch will require at least read-acces to the directory
where the file is located. If you request checksum calculation
for a file, then it must be readable by the Xymon client user.
Do NOT install logfetch as suid-root. There is no
way that logfetch can check whether the configuration file it uses
has been tampered with, so installing logfetch with suid-root
privileges could allow an attacker to read any file on the system
by using a hand-crafted configuration file. In fact, logfetch will
attempt to remove its own suid-root setup if it detects that it
has been installed suid-root.
Command used to collect information about the size of directories.
By default, this is the command du -k. If the local
du-command on the client does not recognize the "-k" option,
you should set the DU environment variable in the
$XYMONHOME/etc/xymonclient.cfg file to a command that
does report directory sizes in kilobytes.
- ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
- SEE ALSO
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Time: 20:26:23 GMT, August 03, 2012