[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#423461: http.cfg/check_http flawed arguments (-H/-I confusion)

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Fri May 11 23:34:55 UTC 2007

Package: nagios-plugins-basic


The config file change provided in #292124 had a bug: it gave the IP address
($HOSTADDRESS$) to the check_https command in both the -I and -H parameters.

Since the meaning of the -H parameter is to modify the Host: HTTP header,
putting an IP address in it is fairly clearly nonsensical. Instead,
the *name* should be put inside; the name of the virtual host.

The argument passed to -H should be $HOSTNAME$ instead.

Note that -I should be kept, so as to avoid having HTTP* checks depending
on DNS.

I noticed this for check_https, but the same actually applies to
check_http as well. You may also want to change check_squid to use

Please fix this. TIA.

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