Nagios on Ubuntu

So we have a little server, running Ubuntu 11.10, setup for my son’s Minecraft server. I decided to throw Nagios on there to monitor my various remotely hosted services.

In the process I discovered that the Nagios3 package with Ubuntu sort of sucks. So much of it really doesn’t work, without screwing around. Well at least it didn’t work the way I was used to nor the way I wanted it to.

I finally bagged it and went with building the current release from SourceForge. Unfortunately, the current release of the pluggins failed to compile.  so I went with the latest drop. It compiled and installed clean. Other than that, the build and install was simple, with no surprises.

The only remaining issue is that I still can’t get a remote SSH test to pass. More on that later…

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