[Pkg-nagios-devel] nagios-common: ping dies horribly

Amos Jeffries amos@treenetnz.com
Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:16:53 +1200

for command check_ping nagios calls
'/bin/ping -n -U -w 10 -c 1 $HOSTADDR'

using the older netkit-ping the parameter '-U' is not supported. This 
leads to nagios reporting the service DOWN and later as host DOWN when 
the default check-host-alive fails the same test.

using the newer iputils-ping this is not a problem.

It would be much easier for others who encountered this problem if 
iputils-ping was set as a dependancy. It is newer and appears to support 
  all the old netkit-ping parameters.

Amos Jeffries
021 293 4049

Treehouse Networks Ltd

We are fast approaching the time when "packets from a M$ operating 
system" is synonymous with "hostile behavior".