Trouble with IMAP plugin


I’ve written a plugin to check the number of messages in a particular IMAP inbox, and alert past a particular threshold. Don’t worry, I’m not expecting anyone to fix my code. What is troubling me is a problem with Nagios (v2.12) properly recognizing the exit status of my plugin. Here’s my code as executed by the nagios user on the command line:

-sh-3.2$ /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/contrib/imap_inbox_check -w 10 -c 20 -a account01 -p password -s CRITICAL: Cannot connect to with account account01. -sh-3.2$ echo $? 2
As you can see, the plugin exit with status 2, which should be interpreted as status critical. Here’s what I get from extended service information in Nagios:

Current Status: OK Status Information: CRITICAL: Cannot connect to with account account01. Performance Data: Current Attempt: 1/3 State Type: HARD Last Check Type: ACTIVE Last Check Time: 2011-03-21 17:02:35 Status Data Age: 0d 0h 1m 31s Next Scheduled Active Check: 2011-03-21 17:07:35 Latency: 2.457 seconds Check Duration: 0.110 seconds Last State Change: 2011-03-21 17:02:35 Current State Duration: 0d 0h 1m 31s Last Service Notification: N/A Current Notification Number: 0 Is This Service Flapping? N/A Percent State Change: N/A In Scheduled Downtime? NO Last Update: 2011-03-21 17:04:03
Note the status OK. Any advice/help is greatly appreciated.


2.12 sounds a bit old but apart from that what you are expecting is correct… no idea why it doesn’t behave the right way… does it recognize a WARNING on exit 1 ?