[Pkg-nagios-devel] Take over some nagios plugins from the sitesummar-client package?

Alexander Wirt formorer at formorer.de
Wed Sep 10 08:04:29 UTC 2014

On Thu, 28 Aug 2014, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> Hi.
> 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 >:
>   /usr/lib/sitesummary/nagios-plugins/check_cups_queue
>     Check the queue length in CUPS, useful to detect stuck queues.
>   /usr/lib/sitesummary/nagios-plugins/check_etc_hosts
>     Check that the content of /etc/hosts matches DNS, useful to detect
>     obsolete entries.
>   /usr/lib/sitesummary/nagios-plugins/check_etc_resolv
>     Check that the DNS servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf are working.
>     Useful to detect obsolete entries.
>   /usr/lib/sitesummary/nagios-plugins/check_kernel_status
>     Check if the running kernel is older than the newest installed
>     kernel (ie the machine need a reboot with a new kernel.
>   /usr/lib/sitesummary/nagios-plugins/check_ldap_root
>     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.
>   /usr/lib/sitesummary/nagios-plugins/check_shutdown
>     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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