[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#474874: Bug#474874: nagios2: check_nrpe -u and notification_options

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Tue Apr 8 18:19:01 UTC 2008

hey sven,

On Tuesday 08 April 2008 11:29:37 am Sven Velt wrote:

> I'm not sure if you are aware of the "-u" switch of "check_nrpe"
> (starting with NRPE 2.6):
> | svelt at schnuffi ~ % /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe --help | grep
> | UNKNOWN -u         = Make socket timeouts return an UNKNOWN state instead
> Using "check_nrpe -u -c ..." as command line and
> "notification_options w,c,r,f" (no "u" option!) would save you from
> defining MANY servicedependencies.

sure, but this is a much more general problem.  think about:

- check_by_ssh
- snmp based checks
- http based checks for vhosts/pages/cgi scripts
- probably more

and besides, this *is* a service dependency, so it makes perfect sense to 
configure it as such, except for the fact that in 2.x it's currently a 

still, i think the patch ought to be reviewed before being included, and 
deciding that it's too much work or too complicated to support is perfectly 
fine, since we will have 3.x in lenny anyway.

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