[Nagiosplug-help] check_ping problem

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Tue Nov 2 14:26:38 CET 2004

Mike Feetham wrote:
> Brian,
> I'm having the exact same issue (SuSE Enterprise).  If enough of the
> check_ping commands build up they will stop other checks from processing to
> the point where Nagios will start alerting you that EVERYTHING is down.  I
> have tried explicitly specifying timeouts for the ping command but that
> doesn't seem to help.  If I find any more information I will post it.
> Anyone else having this issue?
> p.s. In the mean time, I wrote a quick script to kill large groups these
> pings.  Run the script with the IP or FQDN (whichever is used with the ping
> command) to wipe out all check_ping instances for that object.

Or try the check_icmp plugin, which kills itself after a predefined 
amount ot time. Very nifty.

> i.e.  if I run ps -ef | grep nagios (to list all processes run by the
> Nagios) and a large number of these Check_ping commands come up for IP
>, then I would run the script:   ./kill-ping.sh
> #!/bin/sh
> for i in `ps -ef|grep $1 |grep -v grep|awk '{print $2}'`
> {
>  kill $i
>  echo "Kill $i\007 !! Bye Bye :-)\n"
> }
> #exit 0
> Mike Feetham 
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Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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