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    Quick Nagios Problem

    Checking my config file and i'm getting the following two errors...


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    Error: Service notification command 'notify-by-email' specified for contact 'nagios' is not defined anywhere!
    
    Error: Host notification command 'host-notify-by-email' specified for contact 'nagios' is not defined anywhere!

    where do i specify these options as i can't see anything in the documentation.....


    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanW View Post
    Checking my config file and i'm getting the following two errors...


    Code:
    Error: Service notification command 'notify-by-email' specified for contact 'nagios' is not defined anywhere!
    
    Error: Host notification command 'host-notify-by-email' specified for contact 'nagios' is not defined anywhere!
    where do i specify these options as i can't see anything in the documentation.....


    Dan
    Edit the /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg config file with your favorite editor and change the email address associated with the nagiosadmin contact definition to the address you'd like to use for receiving alerts.
    nano /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg

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    I have the following in my commands.cfg

    Code:
    # 'host-notify-by-email' command definition
    define command{
            command_name    host-notify-by-email
            command_line    /usr/bin/printf "%b" "***** Nagios 2.6 *****\n\nNotification Type: $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$\nHost: $HOSTNAME$\nState: $HOSTSTATE$\nAddress: $HOSTADDRESS$\nInfo: $HOSTOUTPUT$\n\nDate/Time: $LONGDATETIME$\n" | /usr/bin/mail -s "Host $HOSTSTATE$ alert for $HOSTNAME$!" $CONTACTEMAIL$
            }
    
    
    # 'notify-by-email' command definition
    define command{
            command_name    notify-by-email
            command_line    /usr/bin/printf "%b" "***** Nagios 2.6 *****\n\nNotification Type: $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$\n\nService: $SERVICEDESC$\nHost: $HOSTALIAS$\nAddress: $HOSTADDRESS$\nState: $SERVICESTATE$\n\nDate/Time: $LONGDATETIME$\n\nAdditional Info:\n\n$SERVICEOUTPUT$" | /usr/bin/mail -s "* *$NOTIFICATIONTYPE$ alert - $HOSTALIAS$/$SERVICEDESC$ is $SERVICESTATE$ **" $CONTACTEMAIL$
            }
    They appear to be installation defaults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Edit the /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg config file with your favorite editor and change the email address associated with the nagiosadmin contact definition to the address you'd like to use for receiving alerts.
    nano /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg
    I already did that


    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I have the following in my commands.cfg

    Code:
    # 'host-notify-by-email' command definition
    define command{
            command_name    host-notify-by-email
            command_line    /usr/bin/printf "%b" "***** Nagios 2.6 *****\n\nNotification Type: $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$\nHost: $HOSTNAME$\nState: $HOSTSTATE$\nAddress: $HOSTADDRESS$\nInfo: $HOSTOUTPUT$\n\nDate/Time: $LONGDATETIME$\n" | /usr/bin/mail -s "Host $HOSTSTATE$ alert for $HOSTNAME$!" $CONTACTEMAIL$
            }
    
    
    # 'notify-by-email' command definition
    define command{
            command_name    notify-by-email
            command_line    /usr/bin/printf "%b" "***** Nagios 2.6 *****\n\nNotification Type: $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$\n\nService: $SERVICEDESC$\nHost: $HOSTALIAS$\nAddress: $HOSTADDRESS$\nState: $SERVICESTATE$\n\nDate/Time: $LONGDATETIME$\n\nAdditional Info:\n\n$SERVICEOUTPUT$" | /usr/bin/mail -s "* *$NOTIFICATIONTYPE$ alert - $HOSTALIAS$/$SERVICEDESC$ is $SERVICESTATE$ **" $CONTACTEMAIL$
            }
    They appear to be installation defaults.

    Geoff - yours command.cfg seems to give me errors ...

    Code:
    Nagios 3.0.1
    Copyright (c) 1999-2008 Ethan Galstad (http://www.nagios.org)
    Last Modified: 04-01-2008
    License: GPL
    
    Reading configuration data...
    
    Error: Invalid command object directive 'Address:'.
    Error: Could not add object property in file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/commands.cfg' on line 38.
    
    ***> One or more problems was encountered while processing the config files...
    
         Check your configuration file(s) to ensure that they contain valid
         directives and data defintions.  If you are upgrading from a previous
         version of Nagios, you should be aware that some variables/definitions
         may have been removed or modified in this version.  Make sure to read
         the HTML documentation regarding the config files, as well as the
         'Whats New' section to find out what has changed.

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    What is on line 38 of that file?

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    I'm using nagios 2.6. You are using nagios 3.01. I suspect the command definitions differ.

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    Think i've solved the problem .... was a classic case of PEBKAC ....



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