[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#731138: allow different values of first_notification_delay for warning and critical

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Mon Dec 2 11:41:56 UTC 2013

Package: nagios3
Version: 3.4.1-3
Tags: upstream

The first_notification_delay setting allows the user to specify a delay
before notification.

For example, if a disk regularly crosses the warning threshold for
periods of 5 minutes but always comes back down again, setting the
first_notification_delay to 30 can reduce the amount of noise.

However, this setting also impacts the notifications for critical
alerts.  It is quite possible that somebody may want to ignore the
short-lived warnings but receive immediate notification when the state
hits the critical threshold.

This has been discussed on the Nagios forums:


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