File nagios.8 of Package nagios

.TH nagios "8" "February 2006, May 2010" "sean finney, Lars Vogdt" "Nagios"
Nagios \- network/systems status monitoring daemon

.B nagios [\-h] [\-v] [\-s] [\-d] <main_config_file>

.B nagios
is a daemon program that monitors the status of various network
accessible systems, devices, and more. For more information, please
consult the online documentation available at,
or on your nagios server's web page.

The main configuration file.  On openSUSE systems this defaults to
A helpful usage message
Reads all data in the configuration files and performs a basic
verification/sanity check.  Always make sure you verify your
config data before (re)starting Nagios. You can also use the Nagios 
init script to verify your configuration - try: rcnagios check_verbose
Shows projected/recommended check scheduling information based
on the current data in the configuration files.
Starts Nagios in daemon mode (instead of as a foreground process).

.IP /etc/nagios
Default configuration directory for nagios

Nagios is written and maintained by Ethan Galstad <>.  This
manual page was written by sean finney <> for the
Debian GNU/Linux operating system (but it may be freely used, modified,
and redistributed by others) and adapted by Lars Vogdt for openSUSE.
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