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

sean finney sean finney <seanius@debian.org>, 294983@bugs.debian.org
Tue, 15 Feb 2005 15:44:10 -0500

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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. =20

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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Subject: [Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#294983: wishlist: not require alias and hos=
t_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 va=
lue. So I could say the same with less text making it easier to write, read=
, change, mantain, understand...

that is all...

txemi <txemi2@euskalnet.net>

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