[Nagiosplug-help] [Nagios-users] Host monitoring

Grant Lowe glowe at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 24 02:35:03 CEST 2008

Hi Patrick,

Yes, I have log_passive_checks=1 in my nagios.cfg.  I'll set it to 0 and let you know what happens.  Thanks for the help!

----- Original Message ----
From: Patrick Morris <patrick.morris at hp.com>
To: Andy Shellam <andy-lists at networkmail.eu>
Cc: Grant Lowe <glowe at sbcglobal.net>; "nagiosplug-help at lists.sourceforge.net" <nagiosplug-help at lists.sourceforge.net>; nagios-user Mailinglist <nagios-users at lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:49:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Nagios-users] [Nagiosplug-help] Host monitoring

Hi Andy!

On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, Andy Shellam wrote:

> Hi Grant,
> That is weird - according to that log file, Nagios hasn't notified you
> at all today (it should say HOST/SERVICE NOTIFICATION for every
> notification it sends out.)
> However, your services are alerting on every OK result - if you convert
> the timestamps for your ping service you'll notice it's every 5 minutes
> - which I'm guessing is your service check interval.
> I have absolutely no idea why Nagios thinks that an OK state is an alert
> though.  Does anyone with more experience than me have any ideas?
> (Copied in to nagios-users as is it seems more an issue with Nagios than
> the plugins.)  It could be something dead simple but I'm not seeing it!
> Thanks,
> Andy

It's probably because it's a passive check. I'd bet log_passive_checks
is turned on in nagios.cfg.

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