[Nagiosplug-devel] Plugin support for direct piping to NSCA?

Marc Haber mh+nagiosplug-devel at zugschlus.de
Thu Mar 16 06:26:08 CET 2006

On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 01:39:31AM -0800, Per Thomsen wrote:
> I'm writing a few plugins that should be run locally. I'm checking hosts
> that are behind other people's firewalls, so I am using NSCA.
> I would like to publish my plugins, when they're working properly. Since
> I'm using nsca, I have added an option '-N' (or '--nsca'), which changes
> the output of the plugin to something that can be piped directly into
> 'send_nsca'.
> Is this a desirable way to do this, or do most people make use of a
> wrapper script? Should I remove this option when publishing the plugins?

btw, I think that either a wrapper binary should be included into the
distribution, or send_nsca should be enabled to act as a wrapper
itself. Something along the lines of

send_nsca -P "/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 20% -c 10%" -H nagios.server

would do fine, in my opinion.


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