Nagios ping service



I have setup a host, with the only check being HTTP.

However after a while it claims that my host is down. Despite there being a green marker on the HTTP service.

Nagios thinks it’s down because it’s trying to ping the server, despite the fact I havent setup a ping service. This particular host wont reply to pings, so i dont want it to try to do them at all

Is there any way i can work around this?

My other 3 hosts work great, checking both ping and HTTP, it’s an excellent piece of software!



You can set the command nagios uses to determine up/down state.
Set check_command in the configuration of your host to your check_http command. It defaults to check_ping.