[Nagiosplug-help] Writing Perl plugins for Nagios

Subhendu Ghosh sghosh at sghosh.org
Fri Jan 10 10:51:04 CET 2003

Developer guidelines at nagiosplug.sf.net

- test your plugin under mini_epn
- add timer alarms
- no BEGIN blocks..


On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Vroom, Tim wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd like to write some custom Perl nagios plugins for monitoring some of the
> systems I'm responsible for. Basically most of them boil down to sending an
> LWP request to a webserver and making sure that the response that comes back
> is what is expected.  What are the basic things that are required for a Perl
> plugin to work correctly? Are there any gotchas I should look out for? Any
> insight or examples would be most helpful. 
> Basically I want to send a specific LWP request and get the response.
> Either the request times out and I get nothing back
> I get a correct response
> Or I get an invalid response telling me a service isn't functioning as
> expected.
> What do I need to do to get this going?
> Thanks in Advance,
> Tim Vroom
> GIS Internet Applications Developer
> Northrop Grumman IT
> tvroom at ci.grand-rapids.mi.us 


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