I get the error stating that the connection has been refused in my service checks. The NSClient service starts normally and no errors are reported in the Event Viewer - the only events that show up are from the startup of NSClient. When I telnet to the server and port a la “telnet 192.168.1.101 1248”, it connects almost immediately, both from the server locally and from a remote box.
The server is a Windows 2000 SQL Server and unfortunately is unable to be restarted at this point in time (it’s been up for about 330 days).
This is just a little confusing, and I wanted to know if anyone else had run into this. Thanks!