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       logfetch - Xymon client data collector




       logfetch  is part of the Xymon client. It is responsible for collecting
       data from logfiles, and other file-related data, which is then sent  to
       the Xymon server for analysis.

       logfetch  uses  a  configuration file, which is automatically retrieved
       from the Xymon server. There is  no  configuration  done  locally.  The
       configuration  file  is  usually stored in the $BBHOME/tmp/logfetch.cfg
       file, but editing this file has no effect since it is  re-written  with
       data from the Xymon server each time the client runs.

       logfetch  stores information about what parts of the monitored logfiles
       have been processed already in  the  $BBHOME/tmp/logfetch.status  file.
       This  file  is  an  internal  file  used by logfetch, and should not be
       edited. If deleted, it will be re-created automatically.


       logfetch needs read access to the logfiles it should  monitor.  If  you
       configure  monitoring  of  files or directories through the "file:" and
       "dir:" entries in client-local.cfg(5) then  logfetch  will  require  at
       least  read-acces  to  the  directory where the file is located. If you
       request checksum calculation for a file, then it must  be  readable  by
       the Xymon client user.

       Do NOT install logfetch as suid-root. There is no way that logfetch can
       check whether the configuration file it uses has been tampered with, so
       installing  logfetch  with suid-root privileges could allow an attacker
       to read any file on the system by using  a  hand-crafted  configuration
       file.  In fact, logfetch will attempt to remove its own suid-root setup
       if it detects that it has been installed suid-root.


       DU     Command  used  to  collect  information  about   the   size   of
              directories.   By  default,  this  is  the command du -k. If the
              local du-command on the  client  does  not  recognize  the  "-k"
              option,  you  should  set  the  DU  environment  variable in the
              $BBHOME/etc/hobbitclient.cfg file to a command that does  report
              directory sizes in kilobytes.





       xymon(7), hobbit-clients.cfg(5)