[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#505610: Bug#505610: Bug#505610: nagios-plugins-basic: check_cups does not work

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Mon Nov 17 21:22:14 UTC 2008

On Saturday 15 November 2008, Maximilian Gaß wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 09:58:01PM +0100, Jan Wagner wrote:
> > This means with "-I" we need an IP ... the problem is, '$HOSTADDRESS$'
> > CAN be an IP, but it DOESN'T HAVE to. Right from the documentation: "You
> > can use a FQDN to identify the host instead of an IP address, but if DNS
> > services are not availble this could cause problems."
> I am using this modified check with a hostname as an address. It works.

Okay ... this looks resonable by reading the following:

 -I, --IP-address=ADDRESS                                           
    IP address or name (use numeric address if possible to bypass DNS lookup).

> What about my suggestion regarding checking for page contents?

Since this may change some time in the future, it may break the check. I think 
if anybody sets up a check for a cups server, he knows it's really a cups 
server. That a cups server disappears and another starts on port 631 may be a 
very special situation.

With kind regards, Jan.
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