[Nagiosplug-help] newbie question: check-host-alive

Subhendu Ghosh sghosh at sghosh.org
Mon Sep 15 21:36:01 CEST 2003

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, Mike Arends wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've got Nagios up-and-running. Looks good sofar and the configuration files in 
> nagios/etc seem logical enough, but....
> I've configured some different type objects to monitor, server, pc, router, 
> etc. and check for existence and status of services running on these objects. 
> Works great.
> When I try to monitor just for being alive I get no response when defining a 
> host with noi specific services to monitor. When I add a service to monitor the 
> ping for alive is executed.
> Does anybody have an exmple of how to configure the hosts.cfg file only to 
> check if an object like aprinter is alive using ping?


No monitoring without services...

Add a ping service...
check_ping or check_fping



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