SSH Ports


#1

Hi All.
Finished instaling Nagios this morning, everything went very smooth. Grats on the install instructions all.
I have one slight, niggling problem. In the Service Details thread, it says that SSH - connection refused.

I’ve been reading around, found a post on this foum that it was because the port is non-standard. Which is true.
I’ve also tried to perform some of the fixes, one that was also on this forum, but im rather new to Linux. It went over my head a bit.

Could anyone break it down for me, please?
(Sorry again about this everyone)

//Nick


#2

edit 2 files
commands.cfg and the cfg for your host where you call the ssh check.

in commands.cfg change what follows command_line to read (do this in the part of the file defining ssh)
$USER1$/check_ssh -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -p $ARG1$

Then in the other cfg file change the section defining the ssh service check so that after check_command it says
check_ssh!5900

assuming 5900 was your non standard port.


#3

Im running an Apache2 Server, I’ll assume thats the host. I’ve been through all the files, but can’t find anything to do with the check_ssh! thing.


#4

check /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/command.cfg


#5

Sorry, I didn’t make that clear enough.

I found and edited this one.

[quote=“Joshua Hughes”]
edit 2 files
commands.cfg and … [/quote]

but not this one.

Hope that helps! Thanks for all the replies so far!