[Nagiosplug-devel] Idea to change nagios to accept xml output from plugins

Matthias Eble matthias.eble at mailing.kaufland-informationssysteme.com
Fri Jun 1 20:37:30 CEST 2007

elliott at commscope.com schrieb:
> to all:
>         This is more of a theorhetical question, but  i am going to ask 
> anyway.  
> I believe that there would be a benefit to changing the standard plugin 
> interface, and by default nrpe and associated programs to use xml as a 
> communications standard.
> You would be able to intelligently send more differing types of data 
> back from the plugin.  The plugin would also be able to safely return 
> html code (or xml code) that would allow you to offer more clickable 
> information.
> Please let me know what you think of this idea. - keith

Hi Keith,

we already discussed on xml in performance data.
The problem is, that nagios prior to version 3 can only process
a couple of bytes (i guess it was sth < 512) of plugin output. So XML 
would be to bloat for now.


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