Nagios 2.x on a virtual server?

Hi all!

I’m attempting to install Nagios 2.x on a vserver. However, the build stops with:

checking for ICMP ping syntax...

Has anyone else come across this problem before?

I got the reply from the vserver forum: the vserver does not have a localhost (, and the nagios-install tries to ping that IP… :wink:

Thanks for mentioning this. I recently got Nagios 2.04b running under the latest Cygwin and ran into that when I was compiling the plugins. There is an option to disable the ping check. Unfortunately this hoses check_ping. I had a Perl check_ping equivalent and am using that. I’ll see if Cygwin has a similar issue with localhost.