[Nagios-devel] Logging for critical messgaes

Subhendu Ghosh sghosh at sghosh.org
Thu Dec 11 15:50:01 UTC 2003

The size is related to LCD platform.  If you are running Nagios on a 
platrofm that can support larger sizes for atomic writes in named pipes 
and IPC you can use it.


this is defined in include/objects.h


On Thu, 11 Dec 2003, Andy Harbach wrote:

> I am currently examining the use of Nagios to replace another monitoring
> system. Most of the features I have seen in Nagios are excellent,
> however we require extra information on services which are critical or
> warnings (i.e. we need to see a lot more than a single line of output).
> >From my understanding Nagios currently only shows a single line, and
> truncates it if its length is over a specific number of characters.
> My current plans are for our development team to return the extra
> information required using the nrpe plugin, and then to log this
> information to a file (e.g.
> /usr/local/nagios/share/history/hostname-check-time-.html)
> One way we have thought of doing this is to attempt editing of the
> Nagios source code to include an extra macro (e.g. $DETAIL$) to hold the
> information, which could then be used by a logging plugin (possibly
> called using an event handler).
> Another possibility is to ask the nrpe plugin (or Nagios) to do the
> logging directly.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on the viability of these suggestions -
> would there be a better way to do this? Also if we were to implement
> these features would there be a chance of getting them put in to the
> main source tree for future releases?
> I look forward to receiving any feedback.


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