Antwort: [Nagiosplug-devel] check_ping: Could not interpret output from ping command [Virus scanned]

Andreas Ericsson ae at
Fri Sep 3 16:17:05 CEST 2004

Julien TOUCHE wrote:
> Andreas Ericsson a écrit :
>>> You might want to try an older check_ping, those still checked for
>>> the other output.
>> Or use the contributed check_icmp (somewhere on the nagiosplug page
>> on sourceforge), which doesn't rely on ping for any of the dirty work
>> and thus works no matter the platform.
> my main concern with check_icmp or check_fping is they need root access
> ... at least on openbsd.

So does the ping program, which is forked by the check_ping plugin. Root 
  privileges are required for access to raw sockets on most systems, 
although some have quirks to get around it for ICMP traffic, and it's 
also possible to do TCP Connect and TCP SYN pings, but that's a bit 
different and somewhat obscure.

> Regards
>         Julien

Andreas Ericsson          at
OP5 AB                   
Lead Developer

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