[Nagiosplug-help] Help with custom plug-in writing

Marc Belanger bru1n at comcast.net
Mon May 9 15:26:07 CEST 2005

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The guidelines are for polished plugins, which I try to write towards, 
but the bottom line is that the script needs to return a 0, 1, 2, or 3.

Sxan wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm a fairly new Nagios user, I just finished setting it up and getting 
> everything working
> properly (or at least it appears to be), and I now need to move on to 
> writing some custom
> plug ins to monitor custom built applications. Right now I'm just trying 
> to get some direction
> to maybe a site that could explain in detail about writing custom 
> plug-ins, or maybe even
> modifying the existing plug-ins somehow to be used with a different app. 
> For example, I have a
> server that runs an app which listens on port 8888 that a client can 
> connect to to receive the data. I'd like for Nagios to be able to 
> connect to the server on that port, issue one command, and then just 
> take the first line of data or so to verify that the service is 
> functional and punctual (time sensitive information), then to end the 
> connection, it just needs to do a ctrl-] sequence.
> I'm not looking for anyone to do the work for me, but any direction is 
> much appreciated. I'm not
> a programmer by any means, so please keep that in mind :) Thanks in 
> advance for any kind of help.
> Jim
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