Does anyone know if nagios has the ability to remember between program restarts that notifications or active checks for a particular service have been disabled (via cgi/external command)? I've hunted through mailing lists, forums, the code itself, and I can't seem to find a definitive answer.
Also, retention.dat never gets created on my server (2.0b6 / freebsd) for some reason, I'd appreciate it if someone could be kind enough to point me in the right direction, perhaps that is the reason nagios isn't remembering that checks for a particular service have been disabled after I sighup nagios. Or perhaps nagios simply doesn't (yet) support this feature. Anyway, below is (what I believe to be) the relevant parts of my config:
service_description SSH Secure Shell