check_fping returns "Warning" Status


Hi All,

I recently started using check_fping instead of check_ping based on some recommendations on the forum. When I run check_fping on the command line, I get OK status. However, a service check returns warning status. I checked owner/group permissions on the libexec dir and it is all set to nagios. Also fping has execute permissions set for others. Even though I tried different settings, the settings I currently have is

command_name check_fping
command_line $USER1$/check_fping -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -n 2

check_command check_fping

When I run check_fping on the command line, I get the following

./check_fping -H hostanme -n 2
FPING OK - hostname (loss=0%, rta=0.770000 ms)|loss=0%;;;0;100 rta=0.000770s;;;0.000000

However, as a service check, I get

Current Status: WARNING
Status Information: FPING WARNING - hostname
Current Attempt: 3/3

Any ideas on where the problem could be?


I recently made a mistake and changed all the permissions in the /usr/local directory and sub’s to root.root
Soooo, nagios complained like crazy and then I had all of them fixed except fping, getting the same error you now have.

So make sure your fping is like this.
-rwxrwxr-x 1 nagios nagios 49975 Jun 25 16:23 check_fping

which fping
[[email protected] libexec]# ls -la /usr/local/sbin/fping
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 42379 Jun 9 09:40 /usr/local/sbin/fping

If I recall correctly, the big problem was the sticky bit on fping.


Thank you jakkedup. That did it. My fping works now after setting the sgid bit for user (root).

Thanks once again.