[Nagios-users] RE: [Nagiosplug-help] plugins that integrate with rrdtool

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Wed Sep 15 15:06:06 CEST 2004

atonns at mail.ivillage.com wrote:
>>Have a look at cacti. It's available at http://raxnet.net and was
>>designed for this purpose specifically. It uses net-snmp (the C-coded
>>standards-defining one) to fetch its data, so it can handle any
>>SNMP-version ever mentioned in any RFC you pick.
> The php-ness of cacti is what led me initially to shy away from it. I
> understand that Nagios 2.0 is going with php (ugh) which is generally
> annoying.

Ethan wants the web-part of Nagios out of his hands, and he wants it 
written in PHP. I imagine it's because he knows PHP and because it's the 
fastest language available for web frontends.

> I will give it a second conserdation, but I'd prefer something
> that's C/perl based.

I'm sure you're not alone, even though C is rather horrible to maintain 
and perl will have a rather significant impact on the system load (what 
with mod_perl being rather flawed, and CGI just isn't coderfriendly 
enough to optimize from the ground up).

> --
> "Replicants are like any other machine, they're either a benefit or
> a hazard. If they're a benefit, it's not my problem." -- Deckard
> ------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> Anthony Tonns, UNIX Administrator - atonns at mail.ivillage.com 

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
OP5 AB                             www.op5.se
Lead Developer

More information about the Help mailing list