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In most versions of FOG (including 1.2.0 and 1.3.0), the low-level settings that are used during installation and some settings that simply cannot be stored in the database are contained in the /opt/fog/.fogsettings file.

This file contains the setup of variables used within the installer during upgrades/installs.


Example .fogsettings file

An example .fogsettings file

## Start of FOG Settings
## Created by the FOG Installer
## Find more information about this file in the FOG Project wiki:
##     https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=.fogsettings
## Version: 1.5.4.8
## Install time: Wed 01 Aug 2018 06:57:53 PM CDT
ipaddress='10.0.0.39'
copybackold='0'
interface='ens3'
submask='255.255.255.0'
routeraddress='10.0.0.1'
plainrouter='10.0.0.1'
dnsaddress='208.67.222.222'
username='fog'
password='pgyf0wC7N1Gl7RmkNuG0uNKPnM8KYYn28phazwnrwQs='
osid='2'
osname='Debian'
dodhcp='N'
bldhcp='0'
dhcpd=''
blexports='1'
installtype='N'
snmysqluser='root'
snmysqlpass=''
snmysqlhost='localhost'
installlang='0'
storageLocation='/images'
fogupdateloaded=1
docroot='/var/www/'
webroot='/fog/'
caCreated='yes'
httpproto='http'
startrange=''
endrange=''
bootfilename='undionly.kpxe'
packages='apache2 bc build-essential cpp curl g++ gawk gcc genisoimage gzip htmldoc isolinux lftp libapache2-mod-php7.0 libc6 libcurl3 liblzma-dev m4 mysql-client mysql-server net-tools nfs-kernel-server openssh-server php7.0 php7.0-bcmath php7.0-cli php7.0-curl php7.0-fpm php7.0-gd php7.0-json php7.0-mbstring php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-mysql php-gettext sysv-rc-conf tar tftpd-hpa tftp-hpa unzip vsftpd wget xinetd zlib1g '
noTftpBuild=''
notpxedefaultfile=''
sslpath='/opt/fog/snapins/ssl/'
backupPath='/home/'
php_ver='7.0'
php_verAdds='-7.0'
sslprivkey='/opt/fog/snapins/ssl//.srvprivate.key'
## End of FOG Settings

Definitions

Header/Footer

Header

Only gives some simplistic information to help users. Does no actions just gives some information.

## Start of FOG Settings
## Created by the FOG Installer
## Version: 7625
## Install time: Sat 14 May 2016 08:05:18 PM EDT

Footer

Does no actions, just tells where FOG's default variables are setup Any new items will go below this, and you can add your own variables. You can add variables wherever you want.

## End of FOG Settings

IP Address

Defines the IP address of the node/server. This is also used on servers to setup the default.ipxe file.

ipaddress='192.168.1.5'

Interface

This just sets the storage nodes/server interface as it will be stored in the Database. This used to be used for multicast setups and for the bandwidth graph. This is now setup so it is only used on the bandwidth graph as we already know the ip address anyway. Multicast tasks can get their own interface instead of relying on user entry.

interface='eth0'

Linux Login/FTP

Username

This variable is the user setup for the linux user on the server. This allows a user to login to the server/node under this username through linux. The purpose of this is more specifically setup for FTP usage.

username='fog'

Password

This is the linux fog user password. It is randomly generated if the value is not already defined. Every update will reset the password to what is in this field. You should, if you predefined a fog user and the installation is the first time, create the /opt/fog/.fogsettings file. Only add the password field to ensure your password doesn't get changed accidentally.

password='Some!random_Password\here0918358'

OS Information

OS Identifier

This is the OS identifier used during the installation. The value is numeric.

Valid Values are:

  1. Redhat based.
  2. Debian based.
  3. Arch
osid='2'

OS Name

This is the name of the OS as it's being installed.

osname='Debian'

DHCP

DNS Address

Used for DHCP setup.

dnsaddress='192.168.1.5'

dnsbootimage

No longer used. It's purpose was originally because the FOS (Fog Operating System -- init.xz/init_32.xz/init.gz) did not dynamically get the dns address from DHCP as dhcp was not called.

dnsbootimage='192.168.1.5'

Subnet Mask

This defines the subnet mask to use if the system is to be used as a DHCP server. It will assume the subnet mask of the interface being used, but can be changed later if you see fit.

submask='255.255.255.0'

Router Address

This will setup the router address to use if the system is to be used as a DHCP server. It currently only sets as an ip address, but in the past contained the whole dhcp configuration string. The config string was removed as it would only work on isc-dhcp-server, when some might be using dnsmasq or another dhcp server.

routeraddress='192.168.1.1'

Plain Router

Very similar to the Router Address elements above, but can be used to redirect to maybe another router/switch other than the main.

plainrouter='192.168.1.1'

dodhcp

Just tells if we want fog to install dhcp.

dodhcp='N'

bldhcp

Same, more or less, as dodhcp

bldhcp='0'

dhcpd

Defines what package to install for dhcp server.

dhcpd='isc-dhcp-server'

startrange

startrange=''

endrange

endrange=''

bootfilename

bootfilename='undionly.kpxe'

NFS

Defines if the installer should rebuild the exports every time. Setting to 0 will ensure the exports file for nfs does not get rebuilt. Setting to 1 will update the exports file.

blexports='1'

Type of installation

Just tells the installer if this is going to be a full server, or a node. If it's a node, the value will be S. If it's a full server, the value will be N.

installtype='N'

Database Information

MySQL User

This is the username to connect to the database as. Blank will default to connecting as user root.

snmysqluser=''

MySQL Password

This is the password to connect to the database.

snmysqlpass=''

MySQL Host

This is the host to connect to the database. Blank will default to localhost/127.0.0.1.

snmysqlhost=''

Language

Language packs for the OS can be installed. This enables more appropriate translations of information.

installlang='0'

Donate seems a bit strange a name for this. What it does, however, is not pass money. It's a different method that tells the server if it's going to allow mining of bitcoins during the imaging phases. Donation can be disabled later and this value will have no more effect during updates. It only operates to define setting during fresh installs.

donate='0'

Image storage

This defines the location for image storage. This is just a string value to the path of your images location.

storageLocation='/images'

Updating

This defines if the update file is loaded. 1 is the set value after fresh install. When the .fogsettings file is loaded this value is checked and tells the system to perform an update. If this isn't 1 or the variable is not found, it requests "input" from the user (unless you're running with the -y argument).

fogupdateloaded=1

HTTP Configuration paths

docroot

This value tells httpd where the document root will be for the GUI. For example, when you go to http://127.0.0.1/ The document root is looking on the server at the docroot location for files to present to the user.

docroot='/var/www/html/'

webroot

This value tells FOG where the webroot is. Webroot is the link to actually get to the FOG GUI. If the value is just '/' you would be accessing the FOG GUI with the link http://127.0.0.1/. If it's 'fog/' you are accessing the GUI as http://127.0.0.1/fog/.

webroot='fog/'

caCreated

caCreated='yes'

packages

Debian 9 example as of August 1st, 2018. This requires the Remi repository to be installed (which the fog installer sets up for you).

packages='apache2 bc build-essential cpp curl g++ gawk gcc genisoimage gzip htmldoc isolinux lftp libapache2-mod-php7.0 libc6 libcurl3 liblzma-dev m4 mysql-client mysql-server net-tools nfs-kernel-server openssh-server php7.0 php7.0-bcmath php7.0-cli php7.0-curl php7.0-fpm php7.0-gd php7.0-json php7.0-mbstring php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-mysql php7.0-mysqlnd php-gettext sysv-rc-conf tar tftpd-hpa tftp-hpa unzip vsftpd wget xinetd zlib1g'

CentOS 7 example as of August 1st, 2018. These packages require the epel repository (which the fog installer sets up for you).

packages='bc curl gcc gcc-c++ genisoimage gzip httpd lftp m4 make mod_ssl mtools mysql mysql-server net-tools nfs-utils php php-bcmath php-cli php-common php-fpm php-gd php-ldap php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mysqlnd php-process syslinux tar tftp-server unzip vsftpd wget xinetd xz-devel'

noTftpBuild

noTftpBuild=''

nopxedefaultfile

notpxedefaultfile=''

sslpath

sslpath='/opt/fog/snapins/ssl/'

backupPath

backupPath='/home/'