I'm configuring my first passive check, and will have some questions along the way.
First: I need to run a script on a client at exactly 4AM each morning, and report back on what it finds. I'm thinking the linux client should run a cron job at 4AM, do the checks, and report back using nsca and passive checks. Does this sound like a use of passive checks? Would passive checks be any more or less than making active checks from the server work?
Second: I'm thinking a template for "generic-passive_check-service" would be a good alternative, since a lot of things in "generic-service" might not be appropriate. Any thoughts?