[Nagiosplug-help] Syntax Question for NRPE in services.cfg

vanny yuta-vanyo at lime.ocn.ne.jp
Thu Jun 24 22:46:05 CEST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "L. Mark Stone" <LMStone at RNoME.com>
To: <nagiosplug-help at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 11:04 AM
Subject: [Nagiosplug-help] Syntax Question for NRPE in services.cfg

> I'm trying to use NRPE 2 to monitor a remote Linux host, but am having
> problems with the syntax for doing so in the services.cfg file on the
> Nagios host.
> I believe I have configured NRPE on both the Nagios server (called
> "inside") and the monitored host (at because I can run
> check_nrpe at a root command prompt from the Nagios host successfully,
> calling custom commands that exist only on the monitored host, and
> returning information for devices that exist on the monitored host and
> not on the Nagios monitoring server.
> Both the Nagios server and the monitored host are running SuSE Linux
> 9.0, and both are running the exact same version of nrpe.
> If I run the following on the Nagios monitoring server:
> inside:/usr/lib/nagios/plugins # ./check_nrpe - H -p 1248 -c
> check_disk1
> I get back:
> DISK OK [3172228 kB (30%) free on /dev/sda5]
> But when I try to use the check_nrpe command in services.cfg, I get
> errors.
> I've tried:
> check_command check_nrpe!check_disk1
> check_command check_nrpe! -H -p 1248 -c check_disk1
> Clearly, I'm missing something fundamental about the syntax for using
> check_nrpe in services.cfg.

Could you post the contents of that error, and also the configuration of


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