[Nagiosplug-help] NRPE dies immediately

Garrett Honeycutt gh at 3gupload.com
Thu Sep 15 13:02:08 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 14:47 -0500, nagios.list wrote:
> I have NRPE installed on many servers working fine.  I have installed
> it, and the plugins on two servers where it simply dies.
> looking in /var/log/messages I see
> nrpe: nrpe startup succeeded
> nrpe[14872]: Network server bind failure (98: Address already in use)
> I'm not sure what to make of this error.  NRPE and the installed plugins
> are current, and everything have been setup the same as the working
> servers.  Of the two not working, one is red hat 9.0 & the other is red
> hat 7.3.
> could anyone put me on track as to how to fix this? or at least more
> info on this error.
> Wayne

Are you running nrpe from inetd or xinetd? Stop inetd or xinetd and
issue a 'killall nrpe' and make sure there are no nrpe processes, then
restart inetd/xinetd. Posting your nrpe.cfg would not hurt either. Let
me know what you find.


// Garrett Honeycutt
// Sr. Systems Administrator
// 3GUpload.com, Inc.
// 317.472.4969 Office

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