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Monthly Archive for October, 2005

NRPE is an indispensable part of many Nagios-based monitoring solutions, however the sample NRPE config file — though well documented — doesn’t mention the in’s and out’s of all of its options. The Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) allows you to execute local plugins on remote hosts, then return the results of those checks to […]

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There may become a time when you need to insert a random delay into a shell script. The follow script attains this in five lines of code. Imagine that you have 100 servers — all configured similarly with some flavor of Linux — and there is some operation that you want to perform every five […]

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