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NAME

       nrpe - Nagios Remote Plugin Executor - Server

SYNOPSIS

       nagios-nrpe -c <config_file> <mode>

DESCRIPTION

       The  purpose of this addon is to allow you to execute Nagios plugins on
       a remote host in as transparent a manner as possible.

       This program runs as a  background  process  on  the  remote  host  and
       processes  command execution requests from the check_nrpe plugin on the
       Nagios host.

OPTIONS

              <config_file> = Name of config file to use

              <mode>        = One of the following two operating modes:

       -i     =    Run as a service under inetd or xinetd

       -d     =    Run as a standalone daemon

       Notes: This program is designed to process requests from the check_nrpe
       plugin  on  the  host(s) running Nagios.  It can run as a service under
       inetd or xinetd (read the docs for info on this), or  as  a  standalone
       daemon.  Once  a request is received from an authorized host, NRPE will
       execute the command/plugin (as defined in the config file)  and  return
       the plugin output and return code to the check_nrpe plugin.

AUTHOR

       This  manual  page  was written by Jason Thomas <jason@debian.org>, for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                               January 14, 2004                 NAGIOS-NRPE(8)