I just have to ask, why would you care if some host is not up if it's not a server. Sorry, but I find this a futile effort when there is soooo much more that I know for sure, that you have NOT done with nagios.
Does your status map reflect every connection on your network for the switches/routers/servers. Do you show CPU usage on your routers, important servers, how about if the fans are running on your switches, what about the redundant power supply status of the router. Why in the world would you even care about some pc on a desk, when you have much more import devices to monitor.
I'm not triing to be mean or anything, just putting in my $.02. I know you must have a need to do this, but wouldn't it be better to spend time on important things first, and if you ever run out of stuff to add and are bored to death, then attempt this.
Edited Fri Nov 04 2005, 05:48AM ]