[Nagiosplug-help] RE: [Nagios-users] Status: Unknown

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at lbsltd.co.uk
Fri Jan 3 01:11:24 CET 2003


It sounds like a configuration error somewhere, have a look at your configs
- I've attached a couple of examples that you can use to check.

For example:

define service{
 use                            default_service
 hostgroup_name                 nt_servers
 service_description            PING
 check_command                  check_ping     <-- should be a valid command
 contact_groups                 nt_admins

Also check your command definition for check_ping:

# 'check_ping' command definition
define command{
        command_name    check_ping
        command_line    /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ping -H
 50:20% -c 100:100%

Nagios relies on the return code from the check_ping plugin to determine the
status so you can test this by running:

[root at trip etc]# /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ping -H -w 50:20%
-c 100:100% ; echo $?
PING OK - Packet loss = 0%, RTA = 0.95 ms     <-- Output from the plugin
0	<-- Return code (0=OK, 1=WARNING, 2=CRITICAL, any other
[root at trip etc]# 

Hope this helps, if it doesn't I would suggest posting your problematic
service & command definitions to the mailing-list.

Kind regards,

Steve Freegard
Systems Manager
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd.
DDI: +44 (0)1903 82 8594
FAX: +44 (0)1903 82 8620

-----Original Message-----
From: Darren Bentley [mailto:darren at bcgroup.net]
Sent: 02 January 2003 23:47
To: nagios-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Cc: nagiosplug-help at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Nagios-users] Status: Unknown

I installed Nagios 1.0 on Red Hat 7.3 box and I'm running into some
problems. The install went fine, Nagios loads fine. There is a strange
PING problem.

I used the default sample files, removed all the junks hosts and added
one host.

On the Service Detail page the hosts allways shows UNKNOWN in pumpkin
orange color. Status Information shows: /bin/ping -n -U -c 5

I can run that manually and it works fine. I can also run CHECK_PING
manually and it also works fine.

Here's what the log files show:

[1041550596] HOST ALERT: slocan-lamonte;DOWN;SOFT;8;/bin/ping -n -U -c 1
[1041550596] HOST ALERT: slocan-lamonte;DOWN;SOFT;9;/bin/ping -n -U -c 1
[1041550596] HOST ALERT: slocan-lamonte;DOWN;HARD;10;/bin/ping -n -U -c
nagios;slocan-lamonte;DOWN;host-notify-by-epager;/bin/ping -n -U -c 1
nagios;slocan-lamonte;DOWN;host-notify-by-email;/bin/ping -n -U -c 1
[1041550596] SERVICE ALERT: slocan-lamonte;PING;UNKNOWN;HARD;1;/bin/ping
-n -U -c 5

Any ideas? I've removed it and recompiled and tried again.

Darren Bentley <darren at bcgroup.net>

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