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 checking https
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   04-10-01 02:49

Here's what I had to do for checking https:

hosts.cfg:

service[dev]=HTTPS;0;24x7;3;2;1;freebsd-admins;120;24x7;1;1;1;;check_https!

commands.cfg:

command[check_https]=$USER1$/check_http --ssl $HOSTADDRESS$

I recommend testing from the command line to ensure your check_http can do this:

$ /usr/local/libexec/netsaint/check_http --ssl 10.0.0.1
HTTP ok: HTTP/1.1 200 OK - 1 second response time

Make sure you have https not running and http running. Then test it again:

$ /usr/local/libexec/netsaint/check_http --ssl 10.0.0.1
Connection refused by host

$ /usr/local/libexec/netsaint/check_http 216.187.106.227
HTTP ok: HTTP/1.1 200 OK - 1 second response time

Then you know it's working and it's actually checking https and not http.

You might, and I stree might have to recompile the plugins. My memory is hazy but I don't think I had to do this in order to get the --ssl option to work:

cd /usr/local/etc/netsaint/plugins/netsaint-plugins-1.2.9-4
make clean
./configure
make
cp check_http /usr/local/libexec/netsaint

I'll verify this and update as necessary.


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 Re: checking https
Author: RevDigger 
Date:   13-10-01 06:17

I forget if this is standard or something I did myself, but my commands.cfg has this:

command[check_ssl]=$USER1$/check_http -H $ARG1$ -S -C $ARG2$

-H is for the host name, in case it's a VHost and that is pertinent. -S tells it to use ssl. And -C is the number of days before the cert expires to start warning me. That's right, it checks the expire date on the cert for you. Too cool.

So in my hosts.cfg I have something like:

service[lisa]=SSL;0;24x7;3;2;1;unix-admins;180;24x7;1;1;1;;check_ssl!secure.myhost.com!14

Works great. In my Netsaint Status Detail, I get, "Certificate will expire on 07/03/2002 23:59."

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