[Pkg-nagios-devel] [RFR] templates://icinga/{icinga-cgi.templates}

Justin B Rye jbr at edlug.org.uk
Sun Apr 18 13:42:07 UTC 2010

Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Justin B Rye (jbr at edlug.org.uk):
>>    Description: management system for network hosts - support files
> I tend to disagree here. I think that the main feature used in Nagios
> (and thus Icinga) is the monitoring abilities....so that word IMHO
> deserves to be in the synopsis.
> Moreover, my own philosophy with these tools is that they are *not*
> management systems. After all, most system administration is done
> outside the tools and their main (and often only) job is to report
> problems with hosts.

This gives us the seriously overlength:

 Description: monitoring and management system for network hosts - icinga-dataobjects support

I picked "monitoring" to eliminate on the grounds that you can't
claim to be managing something you aren't capable of monitoring
(insert Dilbert joke here), but yes, do netsaint's descendants even
run with sufficient privileges to "manage" my network services?  So
how about the obvious alternative approach:

 Description: monitoring system for network hosts - [...]

Or here's an option I considered at one point:

 Description: modular service monitoring framework - [...]

(until I moved those buzzwords into the first line).
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package

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