Special Characters in service_description

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Special Characters in service_description

Postby pad_geosys » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:43 am

Hi everybody,

I would like to know if it's possible to add special characters in the service_description?
I have a Windows Service named like that "[XXXXX] xxxxxx (Instance: 1)" and the parenthesis can't be used and I need them.

Is it possible and how can I do that?

If it's not possible, I have to redo a lot of thing and I don't want it ;)

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Re: Special Characters in service_description

Postby scottwilkerson » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:32 pm

Unfortunately these are listed in the default illegal_object_name_chars in the nagios.cfg, and for good reason...

If you remove them, be careful as if the $HOSTNAME$ macro is used in commands, it will attempt to run whatever is in the () in a subshell (potential security breech)
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