So I’ve decided to cross-check my local services on remote hosts from a second Nagios server (my first is checking such services with NRPE), and I’ve decided to do so with the help of NSCA.
I havne’t tried installing on any of my *nix systems yet. I just downloaded thesend_nsca service for Windows, but I can’t figure out what else is needed. I understand that for *nix systems, I’ll be installing a mini-nagios setup to run these checks. Is something similar required for NSCA?
Additionally, I installed the daemon on my Nagios box. No encryption, no passwords, no inetd or xinetd; keeping it simple here. All I’ve done is started NSCA up, modifying the nsca.cfg file to accept traffic from my hosts. I haven’t modified any config files for this. I have a server already running Nagios, on which I’ve placed the send_nsca service. When I run this:
./send_nsca -H -p 5667 -c send_nsca.cfg
I get the following error:
Connection refused or timed out
Error: Could not connect to host 220.127.116.11 on port 5667
Not sure what’s causing this or what I’m missing. I guess I also don’t understand how the send_nsca command pulls the information from the server to send to the Nagios server.
Sorry if that’s a dumb question. I’m stepping into new territory here, and I’m having trouble finding documentation for this.