ok that was my problem, and I found in other places that because i used the RPM there was a nagios.conf that already had this infomation configured... so THEN my next problem was that the web page came up, the i had permission problems with the CGI's. after banging my head chaning the permissions to ALL access and STILL not getting access to the cgi's i found this :
[blockquote]on apache 2.0.52 on fedora core 3 a ScriptAlias entry does not allow a script to
be run. It gives a Permission denied: exec of '/usr/local/nagios/sbin/test2.cgi'
failed. The conf system cgi-bin is a follows:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"
Allow from all
My additional entry is as follows:
ScriptAlias "/nagios/cgi-bin/ "/usr/local/nagios/sbin/"
Allow from all
Directories /usr, /usr/local, /usr/local/nagios, /usr/local/nagios/sbin
have been set to 777 and the file test1.cgi is set to 777
the test1.cgi file work just fine in /cgi-bin/ but when I copy it to
/nagios/cgi-bin/ I get the Permission denied error.
It appears that files in /cgi-bin/ work and others in /nagios/cgi-bin/ will not.
[blockquote] ------- Additional Comment #2 From Jeff Trawick 2005-02-12 03:45 [reply] -------
If you have set permissions properly on the directories and files, then this has
something to do with Fedora security policy. It isn't up to Apache to fail the
exec() call with EPERM. That is the OS.
------- Additional Comment #3 From Joe Orton 2005-02-12 11:55 [reply] -------
Specifically the SELinux policy - see
fedora.redhat.com/docs/selinux-apache-fc3/ or ask on
email@example.com - try
chcon -R system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_script_exec_t /usr/local/nagios/sbin
to label the nagios scripts properly; more work will probably be needed though.