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Re: Proxy

From: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Proxy
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:58:56 +0100

i thought he wanted to send the monit traffic to mmonit via a http/socks5 proxy

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> On 17 Dec 2013, at 11:52 PM, Martin Pala <address@hidden> wrote:
> Please can you describe what exactly do you want to monitor? Is it the proxy 
> itself or the remote website health?
> If you're testing via proxy and the request fails, then you cannot tell if 
> the problem is on the proxy itself or behind it (network, etc.), hence 
> testing other websites via proxy is suboptimal (due to extra indirection 
> level) - the only thing which you can test reliably is the proxy itself. If 
> you really want to make sure some site is generally available (not just via 
> your proxy), then you should definitely bypass the proxy and test directly. 
> The probe location depends what you really want to test - whether the network 
> or the service on the remote host itself.
> To send proxy request you can use for example generic send/request test to 
> ask proxy for some specific page behind it, see manual for more details:
> The HTTP request via proxy is similar to normal request, you just need to 
> specify full URL in the request.
> Regards,
> Martin
>> On 17 Dec 2013, at 20:01, Philip Waters <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Is monit's failure to honor system proxy for monitoring websites on the 
>> other side of the proxy due to specific distribution issues, or is it a 
>> failure of the monit software. Is there any plan to implement either a 
>> directive or intuition into the application that would understand system 
>> proxy settings?
>> Phil
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