[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug #437357, changing nagios user home directory

Sven Velt sven at velt.de
Wed Oct 31 15:12:08 UTC 2007

Marc Haber wrote:
> I would like to solicit your opinion on #437357. I think that we
> should change the nagios user's home directory to something else,
> probably /var/lib/nagios or /home/nagios since the check-by-ssh plugin
> is likely to put its variable data there.

Japp, let's do it. Similar problem here. "/var/lib/nagios" is IMHO the
best choice and it seems to be common. A "grep -c ':/var/lib/'
/etc/passwd" gives me 7 lines with users like "mysql" and "gdm".

> A different fix would be to change the check_by_ssh plugin to pull its
> .ssh/config file from somewhere in /etc/nagios2 and to put its
> known_hosts file to /var/lib/nagios-plugins/check-by-ssh/known_hosts.

I think it's too complicated. No. YMMV.

> What do you guys think?

Go for solution 1.

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