check_dns - Plugin timed out while executing system call


#1

This is the message i get on nagios for the localhost dns check routine:

Plugin timed out while executing system call

Its weird since the plugin has been working for the last months without any problem…

System is debian

Any help?

Thanks!


#2

i just tried updating/upgrading my debian and it still works as expected… try running it as user root and as user nagios from comman dline and see if there’s some more info.


#3

But this same plugin, in this same server works when it performs a dns check to another dns server we have…

If i run the plugin from the console, it seems to work perfectly…


#4

are you sure there’s no typo in the command defintion? are you using a different option somehow?