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[snips-users] alarming on printer queue
snips has a builtin for alarming when the mail queue grows, that is, a variable which reports from the output of mailq.
I need to alarm when the PRINTER queue grows - that is, items in /var/spool/printer/.
My plan was to: - write a standalone program which delivers a variable which is the number of xf* files in /var/spool/printer/ - modify hostmon.client to call my new program
This way, if a new hostmon.client comes out, the mods to hook up my printer code will be minimal.
Questions ~~~~~~~~~ - Has anyone done this and wants to share code? - Am I on the right track with the small external program? Or is there a Right Way to add extra goodies to hostmon? - Can I just add a variable to the output of hostmon, and add a parameter to hostmon-confg?? Or will other things break?
Thanks! -dan -- Daniel MacKay Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 902.499.0488