NAMErarc - ra client resource file.
COPYRIGHTCopyright (c) 2000-2002 QoSient. All rights reserved.
DESCRIPTIONRa* clients will open this file if its in the users $HOME directory, or in the $ARGUSHOME directory, and parse it to set common configuration options. All of these values will be overriden by options set on the command line, or in the file specified using the '-F conffile' option. Values can be quoted to make string denotation easier, however, the parser does not require that string values be quoted. To support this, the parse will remove " (double quote) characters from input strings, so do not use this character in strings themselves. Values specified as "" will be treated as a NULL string, and the parser will ignore the variable setting.
RA_ARGUS_SERVERAll ra* clients can attach to a remote server, and collect argus data in real time. This variable can be a name or a dot notation IP address. Optionally you can specify a port number using a ':' and then providing the port number desired. RA_ARGUS_SERVER=localhost:561
RA_CISCONETFLOW_PORTAll ra* clients can read Cisco Netflow records directly from Cisco routers. Specifying this value will alert the ra* client to open a UDP based socket listening for Cisco Netflow data on the port number specified. RA_CISCONETFLOW_PORT=
RA_OUTPUT_FILEAll ra* clients can support writing output as Argus Records into a file or stdout. Stdout is specified as '-'. RA_OUTPUT_FILE="filename"
RA_TIMERANGEAll ra* clients can support input filtering on a time range. The format is: timeSpecification[-timeSpecification] where the format of a timeSpecification can be: [[[yy/]mm/]dd.]hh[:mm[:ss]] [yy/]mm/dd RA_TIMERANGE="55/12/04.00:00:01-55/12/04.23:59:59" RA_TIMERANGE="12/04-12/05"
RA_RUN_TIMEAll ra* clients can support running for a number of seconds, while attached to a remote source of argus data. This is a type of polling. The default is zero (0), which means run indefinately. RA_RUN_TIME=0
RA_PRINT_LABELSMost ra* clients are designed to print argus records out in ASCII, with each client supporting its own output formats. For ra() like clients, this variable will generate column headers as labels. The number is the number of lines between repeated header labeling. Setting this value to zero (0) will cause the labels to be printed once. If you don't want labels, comment this line out, delete it or set the value to -1. RA_PRINT_LABELS=0
RA_FIELD_DELIMITERMost ra* clients are designed to print argus records out in ASCII, with each client supporting its own output formats. For ra() like clients, this variable can overide the default field delimiter, which are variable spans of space (' '), to be any character. The most common are expected to be '' for tabs, and ',' for comma separated fields. RA_FIELD_DELIMITER=','
RA_PRINT_SUMMARYFor ra() like clients, this variable will printout summary data for the client session, at the termination of the program. RA_PRINT_SUMMARY=no
RA_PRINT_ARGUSIDFor ra() like clients, this variable will printout the Argus ID that generated the flow record. RA_PRINT_ARGUSID=no
RA_PRINT_MACADDRFor ra() like clients, this variable will printout the MAC addresses involved in the flow record, if the MAC address information is available. RA_PRINT_MACADDRS=no
RA_PRINT_INDICATORSFor ra() like clients, this variable will print the extended state and protocol indicators. RA_PRINT_INDICATORS=yes
RA_PRINT_HOSTNAMESFor ra(1) like clients, this variable will suppress resolving hostnames, and print the dot notation IP address, or ':' notation ethernet address. There is a huge performance impact with name lookup, so the default is to not resolve hostnames. RA_PRINT_HOSTNAMES=no When you intend to print hostnames and port service names rather than the numbers, these variables will help to avoid truncating of hostnames, and provide pretty printing with tools such as ra(1), ragator(1) and rasort(1). These values are simple suggestions. RA_HOST_FIELD_LENGTH=28 RA_PORT_FIELD_LENGTH=10
RA_PRINT_COUNTSFor ra() like clients, this variable will include the packet and byte counts in the output format. RA_PRINT_COUNTS=yes
RA_PRINT_RESPONSE_DATAFor ra() like clients, this variable will include the response data that is provided by Argus. This is protocol and state specific. RA_PRINT_RESPONSE_DATA=no
RA_PRINT_UNIX_TIMEFor ra() like clients, this variable will force the timestamp to be in Unix time format, which is an integer representing the number of elapsed seconds since the epoch. RA_PRINT_UNIX_TIME=no
RA_TIME_FORMATFor ra() like clients, this variable is used to override the time format of the timestamp. This string must conform to the format specified in strftime(). Malformed strings can generate fatal errors, so be careful with this one. RA_TIME_FORMAT="%y-%m-%d %T"
RA_PRINT_STARTIMEFor ra() like clients, this variable is used to override the time format of the timestamp. This determines if the transaction start time will be displayed or not. RA_PRINT_STARTIME=yes
RA_PRINT_LASTIMEFor ra() like clients, this variable is used to override the time format of the timestamp. This determines if the transaction last time will be displayed or not. RA_PRINT_LASTIME=no
RA_PRINT_DURATIONFor ra() like clients, this variable is used to override the time format of the timestamp. This variable determines if the transaction duration time will be printed or not. RA_PRINT_DURATION=yes
RA_USEC_PRECISIONFor ra() like clients, this variable is used to override the time format of the timestamp. This variable specifies the number of decimal places that will be printed as the fractional part of the time. Argus collects usec precision, and so a maximum value of 6 is supported. To not print the fractional part, specify the value zero (0). RA_USEC_PRECISION=6
RA_USERDATA_ENCODEArgus can capture user data. When printing out the user data contents, using tools such as raxml(), the type of encoding can be specified here. Supported values are "Ascii", or "Encode64". RA_USERDATA_ENCODE=Ascii
RA_DEBUG_LEVELIf compiled to support this option, ra* clients are capable of generating a lot of use [full | less | whatever] debug information. The default value is zero (0). RA_DEBUG_LEVEL=0
RA_FILTERYou can provide a filter expression here, if you like. It should be limited to 2K in length. The default is to not filter. See ra(1) for the format of the filter expression. RA_FILTER=""
SASL SUPPPORTWhen argus is compiled with SASL support, ra* clients may be required to authenticate to the argus server before the argus will accept the connection. This variable will allow one to set the user and authorization id's, if needed. Although not recommended you can provide a password through the RA_AUTH_PASS variable. The format for this variable is: RA_USER_AUTH="user_id/authorization_id" RA_AUTH_PASS="password"
SEE ALSOra(1) 07 November 2000 RARC(5)