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UNIX Systems Design team lead for The University of Auckland ITS, New Zealand.

Wrote the book "Using MRTG With RRDtool and Routers2" on the MRTG monitoring tool.

Wrote Routers2 frontend software for MRTG/RRD, and well as several other Open-Source projects for monitoring systems.

Experienced with Linux, AIX, Solaris, C, Perl, Puppet, MRTG, Sympa, Ironport, Networking, email, DNS...


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answered MRTG + RRDTool Hourly Graph
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answered MRTG Monitoring of Disk
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answered Make Sympa authenticate users with another database and tablestructure
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asked How to configure an Ironport SMA for network interface redundancy
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answered IronPort reading the actual senders IP
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answered How to stop a random ramp in FCGI Processes Killing the server
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answered Apache: graceful kill fail, sending SIGKILL. How much is too much?
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answered SMTP routing cases: same @domain as sender and different @domain
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answered Office365 SPF record has too many lookups
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comment Nagios sending blank service alerts when host is down
Your problems seem to be with $SERVICEDESC$ and $SERVICESTATE$ not getting expanded by Nagios, so being passed to the shell. These are only available in service alerts. Is it possible that you are incorrectly using the 'notify-service-by-email' notification method as a host notification by accident? Check your service-notification-commands and host-notification-commands definitions in your user definitions.
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comment Unable to execute a cgi
Under windows, a PE32 executable is a binary file, so MUST have a .exe extension, otherwise Apache will use the cgi-script handler, thinks it is a script and looks for an interpreter. Rename monitorCGI.cgi to be monitorCGI.exe and it should work (though you'll likely need to change whatever it was that linked to it)
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answered What are the limits of running NTP servers in virtual machines?
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answered NSCA does not recieve pasive checks
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answered Nagios sending blank service alerts when host is down