Monitoring Hierarchies

Jason 'XenoPhage' Frisvold friz at
Fri Apr 22 10:00:08 EDT 2005

Stephan Buys wrote:

>Hi all,
>Is there a way to configure hierarchies or dependencies in Argus?

Absolutely!  Check out the depends: configuration option...  A quick
example :

Host "Router" {
   Service Ping
   Service UDP/SNMP {
      # insert snmp stuff here

>An example of what I would like to do is to disable/override all monitors as 
>long as my monitoring stations' connection to the network is down.
>Thinking about it, I could possible write a notification Method that overrides
>certain groups for the duration of the downtime?
>What would this string look like using argusctl?

Hrm..  I *think* this is possible..  Not sure how it would be done though..


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