[Nagiosplug-devel] nagios and local sockets patch

Alex Samorukov ml at os2.kiev.ua
Mon Oct 24 11:54:34 UTC 2005

sean finney wrote:

>hi alex,
>On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 02:50:39PM +0300, Alex Samorukov wrote:
>>I want to ask to check and commit patch for nagios plugins which allow 
>>to check services on local sockets.
>>The patch is located on 
>>I use it on my freebsd box, and it work just fine. Some users wrote me 
>>mail that they used this patch too. I hope to see it commited.
>short synopsis: if the hostname starts with a '/', the net code
>defaults to opening a local socket instead of an inet socket.  
>anyone else want to chimein on whether they feel that's reasonable? my
>thought is there should be a cmdline flag to imply that a "host" should
>be interpreted as a local socket instead, but don't feel too strongly
>about it.
I take this logic from the bsd telnet sources. Here is short text from 
the telnet man:
Indicates the official name, an alias, or the Internet address of a 
remote host.  If host starts with a `/', telnet establishes a connection 
to the corresponding named socket.
I think that hostname cannot start with "/" characters and local socket 
always can be referenced as absolute pathname. So i dont think that we 
need different key for this. Anyway, if someone not agree with this i 
can create a new patch.

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