[Nagiosplug-devel] (no subject)

John P. Rouillard rouilj at cs.umb.edu
Wed Oct 12 11:00:50 UTC 2005


Hello all:

I have been trying to use check_by_ssh with an ssh-agent to allow
encrypted keys to be kept on the system.

While using spopen in the plugin is a great idea, it breaks using the
ssh-agent to manage keys since the required environment variable:
SSH_AUTH_SOCK isn't present in the child environment.

I had patched this once (at another job, code unavailable) by
duplicating spopen to spopenenv and adding a second argument that was
a list of the environment strings (retrieved with getenv) that should
be added to the child environment.

So does adding support to check_by_ssh to use an ssh-agent sound
reasonable?

				-- rouilj
John Rouillard
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