[Nagiosplug-help] where to get a detailed description of check_http options?

Daniel O'Neill prosolutions at gmx.net
Tue Jul 5 20:20:23 CEST 2005

yes i made a syntax error before which was why i was not seeing the full
help listing.

> #>./check_http --help
> I get a very detailed summary of the plugin when that command is run. 
> What version of nagios_plugins are you using?
> Solution to your scenario:
> #>./check_http -w 5 -c 10 www.yourdomain.com
> This will output a STATUS_OK if www.yourdomain.com returns content in 
> less than 5 seconds.  If it takes longer than 5 seconds to return 
> content it returns a STATUS_WARNING, and a STATUS_CRITICAL if it takes 
> longer than 10 seconds.
> You can also throw a -S or --ssl in there if you want to check HTTPS.
>  - Justin Kulikowski
> 	[ http://www.jpk236.com ]
> prosolutions at gmx.net wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I am trying to configure check_http but the only help I could find was
> >via the '--help' switch.  Unfortunately the information it provides is
> >only a very terse summary the output of which is nearly impossible to
> >decipher without knowing in advance what the switches are.
> >
> >I need to run a check to a particular URL and receive one of several
> >status flags (or of course receive no response if host is down).  
> >
> >I do not really know if check_http has the capacity to
> >even handle different status conditions for an http host or what kinds
> >of actions it can be configured to take based on each condition if any.
> >
> >
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Daniel O'Neill
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