WG: NDO 1.4b7 - nagios_hosts Field Aliases in Configtype 1

Ton Voon tonvoon at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 16:12:26 CEST 2011

On 14 Apr 2011, at 20:21, Ton Voon wrote:

> On 14 Apr 2011, at 11:47, Michael Friedrich wrote:
>> Mies, Christian wrote:
>>> Hi Michael,
>>> thank you for the fast answer. After looking at documentation I set up
>>> retail_nonstatus_informatoin=0 in my Host Template. 
>>> I've looked at the retension.dat, but there still standing the name before changing Alias Value.
>> afaik that setting does not affect the attributes being saved. there was a patch in svn as proposed fix just in 3.2.2 - i've already removed that in icinga 1.3.x because it's annoying and buggy. 
>> http://nagios.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/nagios?view=revision&revision=1447
> This issue has just been raised to me in older versions of Opsview as well, so I thought I'd look into this here.
> I can't see why display_name and alias are saved to retention.dat as retention.dat is meant to hold data that changes over time (and I don't believe these values are dynamically updatable).
> So if no one raises an objection, I'm going to back out this change from trunk tomorrow.

I've reverted this in trunk now. Thanks to Michael for finding the original solution.


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