[Nagiosplug-help] need help in using plugin

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Sat Jun 12 04:27:00 CEST 2004

serwah sabet ghadam wrote:
> Hi, 
> I want to use nrpe to get, for example, the 
> result of check_users of a remote host,
> perhaps it be an elementary question
> but I'm confused!

check_nrpe requires that the daemon is installed and properly configured 
on the remote host.

Both the daemon and the plugin needs to use the same type of encryption 
(currently only ssl or none at all).

The plugin which you want to run must be present on the remote host.

The nagios server's IP must be mentioned in the allowed_hosts_ip in your 
nrpe configuration file.

> I've searched the mailing list but didn't find 
> my answer.
> I did upon the README file of the NRPE pacakge
> that I've downloaded:
> I sefined a command in checkcommand.cfg 
> define command{
> command_name check_nrpe
> aommand_line /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -c $ARG1$
> }  
> and defined a service with
> check_command check_nrpe ! check_users

Remove the spaces.

> and I didn't work under inetd or xinetd.
> are these steps enaugh??
> I see nothing in the servce detail in the web interface.

You also have to restart Nagios. Do that and then tell me the output of 
the check_nrpe command (the status field in the GUI), and I might be 
able to help you further.

> I appreciate your help.
> Sirwah

Sourcerer / Andreas Ericsson
NRPE Maintainer
+46 (0)733 709032
andreas.ericsson at op5.se

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