[Nagiosplug-devel] Feature request: extend check_ping to specify source address

matthias eble matthias.eble at mailing.kaufland-informationssysteme.com
Thu Jul 17 10:27:48 CEST 2008

> But why not enhancing the check_ping with this option?
> In my opinion it is a better way than giving some binaries a suid bit.

Read below.

> > As you already mentioned, there are differences between the ping
> > syntaxes that need to be discovered (rather assumed). I'd thus suggest
> > not to add more ping_command detection steps to configure.in since we
> > already have many of them.

This is my personal opinion. I simply dislike the ping discovery logic
because it relies on try'n'error.
If some dev is keen enough to tweak it according to the request, even if
this functionality is already provided by check_icmp, I'm fine with


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