[Nagiosplug-devel] Suggestion about SNMP errors

Thomas Guyot-Sionnest Thomas at zango.com
Thu Jun 28 23:56:42 CEST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: nagiosplug-devel-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:nagiosplug-
> devel-bounces at lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of chiel
> Sent: June 5, 2007 5:24
> To: nagiosplug-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Nagiosplug-devel] Suggestion about SNMP errors
> Hello,
> I got a couple of scripts that use snmp for service cheking.
> The thing is that all these script will send a diferent error code if
> there is a problem with the communtication with the snmp-agent. So scripts
> will trigger a critical, warning or unknown message.
> Woudn't it be better if all script use the same error code? This would be
> much better for sending and processing notifications.
> I think the best option is "unknown" with these kind of errors.
> like to know your thoughts on this

Are you talking about check_snmp? AFAIK it returns UNKNOWN if it can't talk
with the SNMP daemon. Also I recently (1.4.9) made it not complain when
snmpget writes something on STDERR (That often happens when using broken
MIBs). check_snmp used to return a warning (if not critical) in these cases.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/x-pkcs7-signature
Size: 3076 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://www.monitoring-plugins.org/archive/devel/attachments/20070628/89ddcc6e/attachment.bin>

More information about the Devel mailing list