[Pkg-nagios-devel] nagios-common: ping dies horribly
Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:16:53 +1200
for command check_ping nagios calls
'/bin/ping -n -U -w 10 -c 1 $HOSTADDR'
using the older netkit-ping the parameter '-U' is not supported. This
leads to nagios reporting the service DOWN and later as host DOWN when
the default check-host-alive fails the same test.
using the newer iputils-ping this is not a problem.
It would be much easier for others who encountered this problem if
iputils-ping was set as a dependancy. It is newer and appears to support
all the old netkit-ping parameters.
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Treehouse Networks Ltd
We are fast approaching the time when "packets from a M$ operating
system" is synonymous with "hostile behavior".