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Old 06-26-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Talking Nagios E-mail notification

I have installed Nagios on Ubuntu (according to the quick start guide) and it is currently monitoring the localhost, a router, and a Windows box (using NSClient++). Using the web interface, I am able to monitor all of this (under Service Details) and it all works fine. I need to know how to set up e-mail notification so that I may get the alerts in my e-mail (gmail). Any real help would be much appreciated.
Old 06-26-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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Check the nagios docs... its pretty straight forward, you create a contact in contacts, group them in contact groups (makes ur life easier), and then specify the contact group for the service in services.cfg. easy as pie.


define contact{
        contact_name                    kyle
        alias                           kyle
        service_notification_period     24x7
        host_notification_period        24x7
        service_notification_options    w,u,c,r
        host_notification_options       d,u,r
        service_notification_commands   notify-by-email
        host_notification_commands      host-notify-by-email

define contactgroup{
        contactgroup_name       admins
        alias                   admins
        members                 internal_infosec, kyle


define service{
    use                     basic-service
    host_name               azathoth
    service_description     ssh_check load 
    check_command           ssh_load2!5.0,4.0,3.0!10.0,6.0,4.0
    contact_groups          admins
Old 06-26-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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You need to make sure you have a SENDMAIL agent running as well. SENDMAIL or POSTFIX would be a couple of good choices.
Old 06-26-2008, 10:25 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help.

My contacts.cfg file looks a little differently but I did edit it with the proper e-mail address and group info (I will check it again). I am running Nagios version 3.0 so maybe that would explain the difference. I think that my problem might be with sendmail but I am really not sure how I could check to see if sendmail is working properly.
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Originally Posted by bret View Post
You need to make sure you have a SENDMAIL agent running as well. SENDMAIL or POSTFIX would be a couple of good choices.
I will try Postfix.

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