Hi its urgent

nagios shows me host down though all services are up.also when i click on host status i get the following

Host Status: DOWN
Status Information: Root access needed (for raw sockets)
Last Status Check: 04-18-2005 01:59:08
Status Data Age: 0d 0h 0m 15s
Last State Change: 04-18-2005 01:15:58
Current State Duration: 0d 0h 43m 25s
Last Host Notification: 04-18-2005 01:15:58
Current Notification Number: 1
Is This Host Flapping? NO
Percent State Change: 9.87%
In Scheduled Downtime? NO
Last Update: 04-18-2005 01:59:18

what does this root access needed means…what should i do.please its very urgent to fix. :frowning:
where would i gone wrong :frowning:


Host checks will NOT be ran, unless a seervice check fails.

Check your permissions on the libexec directory and files within it.
When you ran “make install” on the plugins compile, it should have set the permissions for you.
-rwxr-xr-x 1 nagios nagios 136880 Jun 22 2004 check_ping

Sounds like you’re trying to use check_icmp. That requires root authority.
If not, can you run whatever command you were running, by hand and get a ($? = 0) ?

Hi steeleta

Thanks.ya u r right i am using requires root authority.what should i do for that to run properly.Also are there any other settings to be made on server level .


Also what do u mean by ($? = 0)???
please explain it to me as i am a newbie


Hi steeleta
I am waiting for your help