[Nagiosplug-devel] spopenenv (Was: no subject)

Ton Voon tonvoon at mac.com
Thu Oct 13 02:48:00 UTC 2005


On 12 Oct 2005, at 18:59, John P. Rouillard wrote:

>
> 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?

I think this sounds like a good idea.

Is it possible to have the 2nd argument to spopen be the optional  
array of variables? That way we're not trying to maintain a spopen  
and an spopenenv.

Ton





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