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MUNIN-LIMITS(8) Munin Documentation MUNIN-LIMITS(8)


munin-limits - A program to check for any off-limit values


munin-limits [options]


Limit services to those of <service>. Multiple --service options may be supplied. [unset]
Limit hosts to those of <host<gt>. Multiple --host options may be supplied. [unset]
Limit contacts to those of <contact<gt>. Multiple --contact options may be supplied. [unset]
Use <file> as configuration file. [/etc/munin/munin.conf]
Force sending of messages even if you normally wouldn't.

The <severity list> can be a whitespace or comma separated list of the values "ok", "warning", "critical" or "unknown".

This option may be specified several times, to add more values.

Use of "--always-send" overrides the "always_send" value in munin.conf for configured contacts. See also --force.

Alias for "--always-send ok,warning,critical,unknown"
Force running as root (stupid and unnecessary). [--noforce-root]
View help message.
If set, view debug messages. [--nodebug]


Munin-limits is a part of the package Munin, which is used in combination with Munin's node. Munin is a group of programs to gather data from Munin's nodes, graph them, create html-pages, and optionally warn Nagios about any off-limit values.

Munin-limits checks if any values are above or below the set limits, and saves these notes to a file. This file is later used by programs like munin-nagios (to warn nagios) and munin-html (to incorporate them in the web display).

If a service has fields with "warning" or "critical"-options (e.g. "load.warning 10"), and the munin-server configuration file contains the necessary configuration options, munin-limits will check its value.




This is munin-limits version 2.0.72


Knut Haugen, Audun Ytterdal and Jimmy Olsen.


munin-limits does, as of now, not check the syntax of the configuration file.

Please report other bugs in the bug tracker at <>.


Copyright (C) 2002-2006 Knut Haugen, Audun Ytterdal, and Jimmy Olsen / Linpro AS.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

This program is released under the GNU General Public License


For information on configuration options, please refer to the man page for munin.conf.

2023-02-26 2.0.72