One of the big pitfalls of running a public CVS/CVSup/FTP mirror seems to
be poor reporting on failed updates.
I'd like add some Nagios monitoring to our project.
For FTP and CVSUP rsyncs, I can have my cron(8)'d update scripts touch(1)
a file if [ $? = 0 ]; then check them with libexec/nagios/check_file_age
However, I'd also like to monitor the CVSup and PServer services as well
at the protocol level.
There do not seem to be any plugins in the public domain.
- php/perl/python bindings/libraries to talk cvsup protocol and maybe
query a list of collections, plus the protocol version negotiated?
- Is there maybe a way to exec() the cvsup(1)/csup(1) client in "list"
mode? Does the protocol have a list operation?
- Maybe just do a "cvs log src/Makefile" -- verifies that the protocol
-lava (Brian A. Seklecki - Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
"Guilty? Yeah. But he knows it. I mean, you're guilty.
You just don't know it. So who's really in jail?"
~Maynard James Keenan
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