I have installed the Generic Linux Commands extension (https://www.dynatrace.com/hub/detail/generic-linux-commands/?query=generix+linux&filter=all) and I'm unable to set the frequency of the command execution. No matter the number I set(or even leave blank) on the execution frequency tab, the command runs and ingests to Dynatrace every minute.
Has anyone else faced the same issue on this extension?
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Hi George, I looked into this and was able to reproduce. It looks like there was an issue incrementing the counter that is used in setting the frequency. I have a fix and will be updating on the Hub once it is ready. I'll post here at that time once it is available.
The extension is seen as a potential security risk due to the ability to execute commands on any server where the extension is present, and it is therefore removed. If you still want to use it I can reach out to you over email with a link to the new version. Just let me know here (there is no need to share your email address).
The latest version of the Generic Linux Commands extension is version 1.0.5, but it was removed due to a potential security risk as it allows people with access to the UI to execute commands as dtuser on OneAgent monitored hosts.
We do require a manual interaction of copying the extension file to the OneAgent, proving that you have access to the host and are accepting that the code is being executed on said host. However, not everyone might be aware of what the implications are of said extension when they copy the files to the host.
As you mentioned version 1.021, you're probably referring to another extension than what this thread is about, the Synthetic Monitor SSH extension.