Last updated June 2001
If you are a current user of Nocol, SNIPS is a drop in replacement. You can install SNIPS and then copy over all your existing NOCOL configuration files without modifications. However, SNIPS allows additional keywords in some monitors (rrd support, ippingmon more flexible, etc.) so you should see if you want to add these keywords to your configuration files. Change your mail aliases and /etc/services file to replace 'noclog' with 'snipslog' and 'nocol' with 'snips' and you should be done.
If the monitor is not running, then try running it in debug mode (most monitors will take the -d option for running in debug mode). The errors from these programs are written to the run/prog.error file.
chown root multiping chmod 4751 multiping
Hence, when a device goes down first, it will be logged at 'warning' level. If it comes back up, it will be marked as up but will be logged at a loglevel of 'warning' since that was the old severity. This mechanism allows you to not only detect when a device goes critical, but also detect when the device comes back up.