[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#495681: nagios-plugins-basic: check_by_ssh returns "unknown" instead of "critical" when remote host is "down"

Cyril Bouthors cyb at debian.org
Tue Aug 19 16:28:53 UTC 2008

Package: nagios-plugins-basic
Severity: important

check_by_ssh returns STATE_UNKNOWN when remote host is "down". It
makes Nagios think the host is not completely down.

check_by_ssh must return STATE_CRITICAL when ssh fails.

The bug can be reproduced like this:

supervision:# /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_by_ssh -H
date; echo $?
Remote command execution failed: ssh: connect to host
port 22: No route to host

I reported a very similar bug which was fixed, please have a look at #257793


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