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check_network.py

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Current Version
1
Last Release Date
2013-03-01
Compatible With
  • Nagios 3.x
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License
GPL
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check_network.py
This is my first script to check the network traffic for linux.

Minimum required python 2.4
This plugin check the traffic in and out for linux.

Minimum required python 2.4

example: ./check_network.py eth0
NETWORK USAGE Taffic_in:4.82Mbits/s traffic_out:734.62Kbits/s | traffic_in=5050011.2Bits/s traffic_out=752252.8Bits/s
Reviews (2)
This plugins worked well but generating separate bandwidth graphs of Linux "eth0" interface. Below is my configuration.

####Nagios Server####
define service{
use generic-service
host_name mail.example.local
service_description eth0 Network
check_command check_nrpe!eth0_network
check_interval 1
}

####NRPE Client####
vim /usr/local/nagios/etc/nrpe.cfg

command[eth0_network]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_network.py eth0
#############################

-Nishith N.Vyas
Most plugins are used in enterprise environments where nagios user does not have root or sudo privileges. ifconfig cannot be run in such environments which makes the plugin unusable.

You can do almost the same code, but get the byte and packet readings from /sys/class/net/eth0/statistics. Using this method you will not need the subprocess library. Make it more simple and usable.