[txemi2 at euskalnet.net: [Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#294983: wishlist: not require alias and host_name in hosts.cfg]

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Tue Feb 15 21:44:10 CET 2005

hi nagios-devel,

we have a feature request from a user that i think is pretty reasonable
and not too big an effort to accomplish.  basically, nagios requires
that all host objects have a host_name, address, and alias attribute.

the user requested that as a default, if only the host_name is provided
that it be used to derive the other two attributes.

btw, this is for the 1.x cvs branch.  

thoughts?  comments?

	sean finney
	(debian nagios package maintainer)

ps - i would appreciate it if you would maintain the CC field so that
     further correspondance is kept with the bug record.

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From: txemi <txemi2 at euskalnet.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>
Subject: [Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#294983: wishlist: not require alias and host_name in hosts.cfg
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 21:24:29 +0100

Package: nagios
Severity: wishlist

wishlist: not require alias and host_name in hosts.cfg

Most boring thing of setting up nagios is writting big configuration files.
But some little changes could in my opinion short and increase readability of this files.

In my hosts.cfg I have a lot of sections like this:

define host{
  use my-generic-host
  host_name myhost.com
  alias myhost.com
  address myhost.com
  check_command check_ssh

In most of my hosts host_name is equal to alias and address, so it could be written like this:

define host{
  use my-generic-host
  address myhost.com
  check_command check_ssh

But it cannot be done as host_name, alias and address are necessary.

I would like that in host_name and alias absence they would take address value. So I could say the same with less text making it easier to write, read, change, mantain, understand...

that is all...

txemi <txemi2 at euskalnet.net>

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