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       nrpe - Nagios Remote Plugin Executor - Server


       nagios-nrpe [-n] -c <config_file> [-4|-6] <mode>


       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.


       -n               = Do not use SSL

       -c <config_file> = Name of config file to use

       -4               = Use IPv4 only

       -6               = Use IPv6 only

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

         -i             =    Run as a service under inetd or xinetd

         -d             =    Run as a standalone daemon

         -d -s          =    Run as a subsystem under AIX

         -f             =    Don't fork() for systemd, launchd, etc.

       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.


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

                                         January 14, 2004                          NAGIOS-NRPE(8)