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Re: monit 5.16-5.18 changes

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: monit 5.16-5.18 changes
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 11:51:05 +0200

Hello Jim,

Monit 5.17 or later expands the $HOST variable into the system hostname only. 
The FQDN is used only in sender address for alert delivery.

The warning about duplicate localhost warning - please can you post the full 
error as reported by monit? If the warning is related to the "set httpd" 
statement, it should show up only if you have a duplicate "allow" option with 
the same host and the template is:

        Skipping redundant host '<hostname>'

To remove the warning it should be sufficient to just remove the duplicate 
allow option - only one will remain and the CLI access will still work.

Best regards,

> On 01 Jun 2016, at 22:40, me mine <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello
> I updated to 5.18 from 5.16, with no other changes. I noticed that all 
> systems with 5.16 were displaying the system name as the FQDN of the machine, 
> but after the update to 5.18, only the host portion. 
> I also started to receive the error on monit load or reload, and status, 
> about "duplicate localhost" being ignored. 
> I have not resolved the FQDN item, but can eliminate the duplicate localhost 
> message by removing the allow localhost from my global config section of 
> monitrc. However, this then prevents my access fro the CLI. 
> The only thing I read in the change log for 5.17 and 5.18 was an item change 
> related to duplicate "allows" preventing loading(or something to that 
> effect), but I was never experiencing that problem. 
> I was curious if I had missed an item or needed change. 
> Also, as a m/monit user, I now have to specify a persistent hostname on the 
> host config page. 
> Thank you!! 
> -jim 
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