Hey, EMACS: First parameter, NAME, should be all caps Second parameter, SECTION, should be 1-8, maybe w/ subsection other parameters are allowed: see man(7), man(1)
NAMEnrpe - Nagios Remote Plugin Executor - Server
SYNOPSISnagios-nrpe [-n] -c <config_file> [-4|-6] <mode>
The purpose of this addon is to allow you to execute Nagios plugins on a remote host in as transparent a manner as possible.
This program runs as a background process on the remote host and processes command execution requests from the check_nrpe plugin on the Nagios host.
- -n = Do not use SSL
- -c <config_file> = Name of config file to use
- -4 = Use IPv4 only
- -6 = Use IPv6 only
- <mode> = One of the following two operating modes:
-i = Run as a service under inetd or xinetd
-d = Run as a standalone daemon
-d -s = Run as a subsystem under AIX
-f = Don't fork() for systemd, launchd, etc.
Notes: This program is designed to process requests from the check_nrpe plugin on the host(s) running Nagios. It can run as a service under inetd or xinetd (read the docs for info on this), or as a standalone daemon. Once a request is received from an authorized host, NRPE will execute the command/plugin (as defined in the config file) and return the plugin output and return code to the check_nrpe plugin.