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Title:What does Nagios mean?
FAQ ID:F0002
Submitted By:Ethan Galstad 
Last Updated:08/24/2009

Description:

User wants an answer to a very popular question - what does "Nagios" mean?

 

Solution:

The official meaning is that N.A.G.I.O.S. is a recursive acronym which stands for "Nagios Ain't Gonna Insist On Sainthood". It's a spoof on the software's previous name of "NetSaint", which I decided to abandon after it caused me much emotional distress.

An alternative meaning suggested by Sam Tilders is...

Notices
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Glitch
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System

A few people have suggested that "Nagios" might be derived from the Greek word "hagios" which means "sacred" or "holy" (i.e. saintly). If you decide you want to go with that interpretation, you'll have to live with this delicious twist... "hagios" also means "accursed" or "execrable" according to the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek Lexicon. So let me get this straight - you're saying that you you think Nagios is a bastardized upgrade of NetSaint? Eh? :-)

 

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