Nagios remote plugin executor - server
nagios-nrpe -c <config_file> <mode>
The purpose of this addon is to allow you to execute Nagios plugins on a remote host in as transparent a manner as possible.
This program runs as a background process on the remote host and processes command execution requests from the check_nrpe plugin on the Nagios host.
<config_file> = Name of config file to use
<mode> = One of the following two operating modes:
= Run as a service under inetd or xinetd
= Run as a standalone daemon
Notes: This program is designed to process requests from the check_nrpe plugin on the host(s) running Nagios. It can run as a service under inetd or xinetd (read the docs for info on this), or as a standalone daemon. Once a request is received from an authorized host, NRPE will execute the command/plugin (as defined in the config file) and return the plugin output and return code to the check_nrpe plugin.
This manual page was written by Jason Thomas <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).