Client FOG - Server FOG



  • Hello,

    Is it possible to send information from a linux client fog machine to the fog server.

    I would like to extract the result of the command “last” in a file that will be sent to the fog server.

    Thanks.



  • @Almeida
    @Sebastian-Roth

    this is a simply example, security is by your side:

    #!/bin/bash
    SERVER=$1
    USERNAME=$2
    PASSWORD=$3
    FILE=$4  
    USER_TO_LAST=$5
    echo "Result from last $USER_TO_LAST" &> $FILE
    last $USER_TO_LAST &>> $FILE     
    lftp -u $USERNAME,$PASSWORD $SERVER << EOF
    put $FILE           
    EOF
    

    Configure as on image:
    Snapin template is bash.
    example.png

    Tested on Linux Mint 19.


  • Developer

    @EduardoTSeoane Do you mind sharing a simple script as basis to start from?



  • @Almeida

    We have implemented that on Linux and windows machines with the fog-client.

    We have a little snapin’s collection to create and upload configuration templates/backups from some clients to a dedicated ftp server.
    We have another little snapin’s collection to retrieve/modify information via webservices too.

    The secret is the recipe to the script code to be executed by fog-client.

    My little experience (at this moment) is: if you can code it then fog can do it. (Sometimes can be so hard and sometimes you must not to do it.)


  • Developer

    @Almeida Do I get this right? You want to run a command on one (or many) or your clients and get the output of that command back?!

    I suppose you can use snapins if you have the fog-client installed on the linux machine. But snapins usually don’t return command output to the server. So you’d need to write a script that first mounts a share on your FOG server and pipes the output of last to a file on that network share.

    Do you have SSH enabled on the Linux client machines? If so I’d suggest using clusterssh to achieve what you want to do.


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