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Old 10-06-2003, 01:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy About Nagios software...

Hello, I'm first visiting here. the first of all, my English is poor.
so please don't be angry in me when I said bad word -_-;;

I'm from Japan , 19 years old .

I have a question . I wanted use network traffic software .
then I found that program "Nagios" , I installed it to my RH9 .

already completed that editing some config files .
I used config file check command , but I couldn't find error .
it command was "nagios -v /etc/nagios/nagios.cfg"

so I did start the Nagios program . "./nagios start"
it a moment . I saw error message on the screen .

Error: Cannot open main configuration file '/etc/nagios/start' for
reading! Nagios 1.1 starting... (PID=3758)
Bailing out due to one or more errors encountered in the
configuration files. Run Nagios from the command line
with the -v option to verify your config before restarting.

what is that error mean? how can I do ?
please help me
Old 10-06-2003, 02:06 AM   #2
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the command syntax to start nagios is:

/usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios <main_config_file>

so when you specified "./nagios start" it tried to find the config file called "start" and hence the error "cannot open config file '/etc/nagios/start'

Have a read of the doc at

which details how to start nagios. I would suggest you try "./nagios nagios.cfg" and see if it does any better.

I haven't played with nagios for a while now, but from memory there was a fair bit of initial config required to get it going, so make sure you read the doc on that and do what it says as well.
Old 10-06-2003, 04:34 AM   #3
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Wink Thanks for advice

Thanks I just forget it . I'll try to read documents
Old 10-06-2003, 05:32 AM   #4
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It might be that the 'nagios' user does not have permission to read the config files.




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