[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#863981: check_ping uses IPv6 with -4

Jan Wagner waja at cyconet.org
Tue Jul 11 10:29:32 UTC 2017

Dear Stefan,

Am 11.07.17 um 11:07 schrieb Stefan Bühler:
> You didn't get the issue.  I know very well how to call check_ping with
> -4 - I can do that with my local config.  But check_ping -4 DOES NOT
> call "ping -4" - it just calls "ping".  The -4 option does *NOTHING*. It
> basically is the same as not passing "-6".

just adding "-4" to the "ping-command" in debian/rules will solve this
problem but cause others.

<- snip ->
Depends: inetutils-ping (>= 2:1.9-1~) [kfreebsd-any hurd-any],
         iputils-ping [linux-any],
<- snap ->

inetutils-ping and older iputils-ping (when backporting) doesn't support
"ping -4". So this is something that has to be discovered at buildtime I

> Also there is no package providing /etc/nagios-plugins/config/ping.cfg.
> Maybe you meant /usr/share/monitoring-plugins/templates-basic/ping.cfg ?
> But not really relevant at all.

Indeed, but ping.cfg is copied by ucf via maintainers script to

Cheers, Jan.
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