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I am a complete novice when it comes to Linux. I have setup nagios on a linux machine in accordance with the manuel. When I open up the web interface and click on any of the items on the left hand side (i.e. The Tactical Overview option) I get an error message that reads
Error: Could not read host and service status information!
I checked the permission on the nagios.cmd so that everybody could read and right to it. I also checked the permission on the nagios folder to ensure everybody has read and write permission on it. However I am still getting this error message.
Does anybody know what I need to do. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Regards,
If Nagios is not starting then that explains your error message when you access the CGI cripts. What error messages do you get when you try to run the nagios init script with the "reload" option - typically either /etc/init.d/nagios reload or /etc/rc.d/rc.nagios reload
I'm guessing it's either file system permissions, or your config files not having the correct syntax.
I looked in the '/user/local/nagios/var/ directory and could not find a RW directory. I copied this direcoty from another nagios machine and the restarted the web server.
This seems to have sorted out the problem. Although I still dont understand why it this directory was not created. I did the install twice and both times the same thing happened. If there is an obvious anwser It would be useful to know.