nagios-statd(8) nagios-statd daemon


nagios-statd [OPTION]


nagios-statd (nagios-statd Daemon) is the daemon program for nagios-stat(1). These programs together comprise a systems monitoring tool for various platforms. It is designed to be integrated with the Nagios monitoring tool, although this is not a requirement.

nagios-statd is the daemon that listens for connections from clients. It forks off a new daemon for each incoming connection. The forked daemon executes a series of typical UNIX commands and returns those commands standard output to the client.


-a, --allowedhosts=HOSTS
HOSTS is a comma delimited list of hostnames and/or IP addresses to accept connections from. The default behavior (without -a) is to accept incoming connections from all hosts.

-b, --bindto=IP
Normally, nagios-statd will bind to all interfaces on a machine. You can enter an IP address to get nagios-statd to only bind only on the IP of a particular interface.

-i, --inetd
It is possible to run nagios-statd from inetd, rather than as a standalone daemon. To do this, you'll need to enter something similar to:

nagios-statd stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/nagios-statd nagios-statd -i
nagios-statd/1040 tcp

This is probably the best way to run nagios-statd, although that can make it prone to inetd DoSes (which might happen if the host is monitored on a very short interval, such as every couple seconds).

-p, --port=PORT
Port for nagios-statd to listen to. The default port is 1040.

-P, --pid=FILE
Save the pid (process id) of the master daemon to FILE.

-V, --version
Output version information and exit.

-h, --help
Print short option information and exit.


There is a general lack of feedback for the more obscure platforms. As such their behavior might not always be particularly deterministic. Feedback is always welcome. Redhat Linux contains Python 1.x as /usr/bin/python. This program requires Python 2.x to function. Either change the shebang at the top of the program to point to /usr/bin/python2, or change /usr/bin/python to be Python 2.x.


April King
E-mail: april at twoevils dot org


Copyright (C) 2002-2005 April King.

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