[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#876874: revise check_snmp_* commands argument order

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Tue Sep 26 14:36:18 UTC 2017

Package: nagios-snmp-plugins
Version: 1.1.1-11


the configured checks in snmp_load.cfg, snmp_mem.cfg, snmp_process.cfg and
snmp_storage.cfg use snmp community in argument 5, while argument 4 is
often unused.

This means that a user is in fact required to provide argument 4 even if
it's empty.

in check_snmp_mem* even the ARG1 can be skipped (and could in
check_snmp_load* if the -T was skiped) - both have usable defaults.

I recommend changing default configs to use $ARG1$ as snmp community in v1
and v2 checks (v3 checks use $USER9$ which should be acceptable).
The ARG4 (or ARG5) can be used for extra arguments

The README.Debian documents using "$USER7$=-C <community>" but this is never
used in the proposed configs.

I am attaching patch that changes to this behaviour.
Resulting checks look like:


# for linux servers use "memory,swap"
# for cisco append !-I

# for linux use "1,5,15" values and append !-T netsl


v2 checks have the same argument, v3 checks avoid community and expect SNMP
authentication in USER9 variable.

Matus UHLAR - fantomas, uhlar at fantomas.sk ; http://www.fantomas.sk/
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