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Replacing nagios ping with Nmap -sP

Aug 16, 2010, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jay Fink for this link. ]

"Replacing Ping with Nmap for Nagios

"Sometimes a system administrator needs to get around a few rules that are in place for good (or not) reasons. One example is when networks have ICMP turned off (or even just a portion of it). With ICMP off it can be difficult to configure tools like Nagios for simple up and down checks. In this text getting around the no ICMP problem and a script to handle it for Nagios.

"First the base syntax. Nmap is the tool of choice to make a quick nmap ping check:

nmap -sP 192.168.1.6
"Next the output to parse: "

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