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Old 10-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Installing Nagios no CentOS 5.6


hello, I am trying to setup Nagios without root privilege. All the files are under /etc/nagios, including the Apache.

I've had things properly installed but there seem to be configure issues which I can't figure out

this is the error message that I am getting when access http://localhost/nagios

The requested URL /nagios/< was not found on this server.

Apache log shows

File does not exist: /etc/nagios/nagios-local/share/<, referer: http://localhost/nagios/

Well, I am 100% sure the file is there. Below is the nagios.conf file which is part of httpd.conf in Apache.

ScriptAlias /nagios/cgi-bin "/etc/nagios/nagios-local/sbin/"

<Directory "/etc/nagios/nagios-local/sbin">
# SSLRequireSSL
Options ExecCGI
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from 127.0.0.1
AuthName "Nagios Access"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /etc/nagios/htpasswd.users
Require valid-user
</Directory>

Alias /nagios "/etc/nagios/nagios-local/share/"

<Directory "/etc/nagios/nagios-local/share">
# SSLRequireSSL
Options none
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from 127.0.0.1
AuthName "Nagios Access"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /etc/nagios/htpasswd.users
Require valid-user
</Directory>

I've been stuck on this for hours. Thanks for any input.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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why on earth are you installing anything under /etc?? That's just daft. Move it to a suitable location, like /usr/local/nagios
 
Old 10-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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well, that's the only directory I am allowed to install anything. I do not have permission to touch /usr/local/
 
Old 10-25-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
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this is all very very silly. how can you possibly have access to etc?? That's really THE most dangerous location to give someone access to... you do NOT serve content out of /etc, no way.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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and if you MUST install software that NEEDS root privilege
you ?? Might??? be able to install it to YOUR $HOME folder
but for an Apache program
YOU WILL NEED ROOT ACCESS to be able to use it
 
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Originally Posted by rpzcas View Post
hello, I am trying to setup Nagios without root privilege....I've been stuck on this for hours. Thanks for any input.
I think you're screwed, unless
  1. you already have a mysql db created and
  2. a mysql_user/password with privs for that same db and
  3. an entry in, or access to insert/update a vhost in the httpd.conf and
  4. be able to restart httpd once all these particulars are true?
 
  


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