Wasabi 0.2
Posted on: 06/21/2004 06:27 AM

Wasabi 0.2 has been released

We are pleased to announce that Wasabi 0.2 has been released with a lot of major improvements.

The updated ebuild is available in portage at app-admin/wasabi.

Here's the Changelog:

- added multiple file support
- big performance improvements: BerkeleyDB and Storable are no longer required
- better signal handling including configuration reload, see wasabi.8 SIGNALS section
- replaced 'set mda' with 'set mailserver', now reports are handled by Net::SMTP
- added per-queue report subjects
- added expand_repeats option to handle "last message repeated x times" nicely
- added profiling mode
- 'set mask' without argument now allows an empty mask
- pidfile is removed on shutdown
- die if our child process dies
- removed prescan option

- What's wasabi?

This is an official Gentoo hosted project initially developed for Gentoo infrastructure servers.

Wasabi is a log monitoring program, designed to watch one or more log files for lines matching user defined regular expression and report on the matches. The regular expressions are assigned to queues which have an alert interval and a list of mail recipients.

Queues can be set to send a notification as soon as there is a log line assigned to it, or to send periodic reports.

Additionally, uninteresting fields in the log messages (such as PID numbers) can be masked with the standard regular expressions grouping operators ( ). This allows cleaner and more readable reports. All reports are separated by host
name and all messages are condensed when possible.

The program reads a configuration file (wasabi.conf) and then forks a deamon for monitoring the specified log files.

Please read the example wasabi.conf and wasabi.8 man page for usage instructions.

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