The check_mysql Plugin

check_mysql v2.2.git (monitoring-plugins 2.2)
Copyright (c) 1999-2011 Monitoring Plugins Development Team

This program tests connections to a MySQL server

 check_mysql [-d database] [-H host] [-P port] [-s socket]
       [-u user] [-p password] [-S] [-l] [-a cert] [-k key]
       [-C ca-cert] [-D ca-dir] [-L ciphers] [-f optfile] [-g group]

 -h, --help
    Print detailed help screen
 -V, --version
    Print version information
    Read options from an ini file. See
    for usage and examples.
 -H, --hostname=ADDRESS
    Host name, IP Address, or unix socket (must be an absolute path)
 -P, --port=INTEGER
    Port number (default: 3306)
 -n, --ignore-auth
    Ignore authentication failure and check for mysql connectivity only
 -s, --socket=STRING
    Use the specified socket (has no effect if -H is used)
 -d, --database=STRING
    Check database with indicated name
 -f, --file=STRING
    Read from the specified client options file
 -g, --group=STRING
    Use a client options group
 -u, --username=STRING
    Connect using the indicated username
 -p, --password=STRING
    Use the indicated password to authenticate the connection
    Your clear-text password could be visible as a process table entry
 -S, --check-slave
    Check if the slave thread is running properly.
 -w, --warning
    Exit with WARNING status if slave server is more than INTEGER seconds
    behind master
 -c, --critical
    Exit with CRITICAL status if slave server is more then INTEGER seconds
    behind master
 -l, --ssl
    Use ssl encryptation
 -C, --ca-cert=STRING
    Path to CA signing the cert
 -a, --cert=STRING
    Path to SSL certificate
 -k, --key=STRING
    Path to private SSL key
 -D, --ca-dir=STRING
    Path to CA directory
 -L, --ciphers=STRING
    List of valid SSL ciphers

 There are no required arguments. By default, the local database is checked
 using the default unix socket. You can force TCP on localhost by using an
 IP address or FQDN ('localhost' will use the socket as well).

 You must specify -p with an empty string to force an empty password,
 overriding any my.cnf settings.

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