[Pkg-nagios-devel] Take over some nagios plugins from the sitesummar-client package?
formorer at formorer.de
Wed Sep 10 08:04:29 UTC 2014
On Thu, 28 Aug 2014, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I am the maintainer of the sitesummary system, a system to track
> machines by having them call in with configuration information and
> automatically generate setup for Nagios and Munin to monitor these
> machines. At the moment, the sitesummary-client binary package contain
> some generic Nagios check scripts that could be used outside the
> sitesummary framework. They are included in sitesummary because they
> are missing elsewhere, and the sitesummary server package generate
> Nagios configuration using these checks. I would like to limit the
> sitesummary package to only those things that are sitesummary specific,
> and make these Nagios plugins available for a wider audience.
> The list of plugins can be seen on
> <URL: https://packages.debian.org/sid/all/sitesummary-client/filelist >:
> Check the queue length in CUPS, useful to detect stuck queues.
> Check that the content of /etc/hosts matches DNS, useful to detect
> obsolete entries.
> Check that the DNS servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf are working.
> Useful to detect obsolete entries.
> Check if the running kernel is older than the newest installed
> kernel (ie the machine need a reboot with a new kernel.
> Check if the LDAP server is replying by searching the root DSE.
> This work even without authentication on all LDAP servers I am aware
> of, and check that it actually is working, instead of just checking
> that it is listening to its port.
> Check if shutdown is running, allowing Nagios administrator some
> warning and a log entry when a machine is intentionally rebooted.
> Would you be interested in moving these Nagios checks to some Nagios
> plugin package, where they will be visible for more users and maintained
> outside the sitesummary system?
It would make imho sense to add them to nagios-plugins-contrib. What do the
other people think?
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