> I want midas alarms to go off when I cannot ping arbitrary remote hosts. Is
> there is easy/preferred way to do this? K.O.
There are "internal alarms" with type AT_EVALUATED. Just find a program
where you can put some code which gets periodically executed (like the idle
loop in the frontend), and so something like:
DWORD last = 0;
if (ss_time() > last+60)
last = ss_time();
/* do a ping via socket(), bind() and connect() */
if (status != CM_SUCCESS)
al_trigger_alarm("XYZ Ping", str, "Warning",
"Host is dead", AT_INTERNAL);
Pierre does the same thing in lazylogger.c, just have a look. I don't know
how to do a ping correctly in C, I guess you have to send an UDP packet
somewhere, but I never did it. If you find it out, please post it.