uptimed.conf contains a list of key-value pairs to configure the behaviour of uptimed(8), comments start with #. The beginning of uptimed.conf might look like the following:
# Uptimed configuration file. # Interval to write the logfile with in seconds. UPDATE_INTERVAL=600 # Maximum number of entries in logfile. Set to 0 for unlimited. LOG_MAXIMUM_ENTRIES=50
The variables LOG_MINIMUM_UPTIMED, MAIL_MINIMUM_UPTIME and MILESTONE expect a time unit which are encoded by a single letter. h is used for hour, d is used for day, w is used for weeks and y is used for years. Default (nothings specified) is seconds.
The default uptimed.conf is quite well commented so you should be able to use it as a basis. The following keys are supported:
- Interval to write the logfile with in seconds, e.g. 60.
- Maximum number of entries in logfile, e.g. 50. Set to 0 for unlimited.
- Minimum uptime that must be reached to be considered a record.
- Minimum uptime before sending out e-mail.
- Minimum position in uptime ranking before sending out e-mail.
- Email address to mail milestones/records to. Assumes sendmail(8) compatible MTA installed as /usr/lib/sendmail. You can enable this with SEND_EMAIL or with the -e option on the commandline.
- Controls if email is sent. Use 0 if you never want an email, 1 if you want emails for both milestones and records, 2 if you want emails only for milestones and 3 if you want emails only for records.
- Command to call a sendmail compatible mailer, e.g. /usr/lib/sendmail -t.
- Path to store PID file, e.g. /var/run/uptimed
Syntax is pretty easy: MILESTONE=time:description.
Keep in mind that the description needs to fit in the window.
EXAMPLE FOR MILESTONE SETTINGS
MILESTONE=5d:five days MILESTONE=10d:ten days MILESTONE=25d:twenty-five days MILESTONE=50d:fifty days MILESTONE=10w:ten weeks MILESTONE=75d:seventy-five days MILESTONE=100d:hundred days MILESTONE=150d:hundred and fifty days MILESTONE=25w:twenty-five weeks MILESTONE=200d:two hundred days MILESTONE=250d:250 days MILESTONE=300d:three hundred days MILESTONE=50w:fifty weeks MILESTONE=1y:one year MILESTONE=400d:four hundred days MILESTONE=500d:five hundred days MILESTONE=100w:hundred weeks MILESTONE=750d:750 days MILESTONE=1000d:thousand days
This man page was written by Helge Kreutzmann <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux project but may be used by others.