[Nagiosplug-help] Problem with NRPE and check_procs with -C or -a usage

Michael Saldivar mike.saldivar at advocatecreditrepair.com
Thu Aug 12 18:29:46 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Arthur Franke <arthurjfranke at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to check for the presence of a particular process on a remove
> machine using NRPE and check_procs with a -a or -C argument.  I have defined
> on the remote machine's nrpe_local.cfg:
> command[check_foo]=/usr/nagios/plugins/check_procs -c 1:1 -C foo
> Running a similar command locally on that machine works fine:
> $ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -c 1:1 -C foo
> PROCS OK: 1 process with command name 'foo'
> But when I try to run the command from the Nagios server, I get the
> following result:
> $ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H remote.host -c check_foo
> NRPE: Unable to read output
> Whereas other monitored services work fine:
> $ /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H remote.host -c check_procs
> PROCS OK: 97 processes

 Just to be certain, did you restart the nrpe daemon on remote.host after
modifying its nrpe.cfg file?

Mike Saldivar
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