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RE: RE: down a bunch of consoles

Harris, David (IT Solutions US) david.k.harris@siemens.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:52:56 -0800 (PST)

  I'm not sure why I might use that type of feature. (I prefer to log
all of the time, versus defaulting a bunch to "down"...I only have one
device that spews ~120-160 MB/Day, which I normally 'down' unless I
suspect I'm having trouble with the device. It is the debug port on a
Cisco Firewall Service module, one of a redundant pair...I keep the
'other' FWSM debug port UP, since it's idle, unless something goes wrong
and the two blades failover. If the other logfile is starting to grow, I
know I need to go find out what forced the failover.)


David 'Zonker' Harris
Silicon Valley Service Delivery Center, Network Operations

Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. 
Infrastructure Management Services
39600 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA  94560
Tel:    510 624-5524
Fax:    510 624-5508
mailto: david.k.harris@siemens.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: Fabien Wernli [mailto:wernli@in2p3.fr] 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:46 AM
To: Harris, David (IT Solutions US)
Cc: users@conserver.com
Subject: Re: RE: down a bunch of consoles

On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 09:12:58AM -0800, Harris, David (IT Solutions
US) wrote:
>   From the client (communicating with any individual host), you can 
> use [ctrl]+[e],  [c],  [d] to "down" that port.

yeah I used that in an expect script to down many at once. Not very

> simply comment out the lines associated with those ports, and then 
> -HUP the main Conserver process. (And you can re-enable them later by 
> editing the file and deleting that lead-# comment marker, and then 
> re-HUP-ing the main process again).

yeah sure but I dont like it because:

1) I like to keep my conserver.cf files in sync between my 6 conservers
   which means I have a cron to do that.

2) I believe it's a maintenance task, which should be handled by
   it'd be kind of cool to be able to 'console -u' to check nobody's
   connected to some consoles, then 'console --down <list of consoles>'.
   I mean there's a mechanism for downing a console. Why not one for

thanks for your time