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Title:Nagios shuts down with errors about not being able to open the external command file for reading
FAQ ID:F0057
Submitted By:Ethan Galstad 
Last Updated:06/02/2009

Description:

Nagios shuts down with an error message in the log file indicating that it could not create the external command file (usually /usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd).

 

Solution:

Make sure you have created the directory for holding the external command file with the proper permissions. Directions for creating the directory and assigning proper user and group permissions can be found in the documentation.

 

Related FAQs:
F0058Attempting to submit commands to the Nagios process via the command CGI generates errors
Keywords:nagios external commands file