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       send_nsca.cfg - NSCA-ng client configuration file




       The  send_nsca(8)  process reads configuration data from the file specified with -c on the
       command line or from /etc/send_nsca.cfg.

   File Format
       Configuration settings are defined by specifying a variable name  followed  by  an  equals
       sign (“=”) and a value, one setting per line.  Values can be strings or integers.  Strings
       have to be enclosed in single or double quotes if they contain whitespace characters, hash
       mark  characters, or literal quotation marks.  Otherwise, quoting is optional.  To specify
       a literal single or double quote in a string, either escape it  by  preceding  it  with  a
       backslash  (“\”) or quote the string using the other quote character.  A literal backslash
       must be preceded with a second backslash.

       Any whitespace surrounding tokens is ignored.  Empty lines and comments are also  ignored.
       Comments  are introduced with a hash mark character (“#”) and span to the end of the line.
       If the last character of a line is a backslash (“\”), the subsequent line is treated as  a
       continuation of the current line (and the backslash is otherwise ignored).

       The  send_nsca(8) client recognizes the following variables.  They may appear in arbitrary
       order.  The type of each value is denoted after an equals sign in angle brackets.

       delay = <integer>
              Wait for a random number of seconds  between  0  and  the  specified  delay  before
              contacting  the  server.   This  might  be useful to reduce the server load if many
              send_nsca(8) clients are invoked simultaneously.  The default setting is  0,  which
              tells  send_nsca(8) to connect to the server immediately.  The specified value will
              be ignored if send_nsca(8) is called with the -D option.

       encryption_method = <string>
              This setting is ignored.  It is accepted for compatibility with NSCA 2.x.

       identity = <string>
              Send the specified client identity to the server.  The client identity is used  for
              authentication  and  authorization.   The same identity may be provided by multiple
              clients.  By default, the local host name will be used.

       password = <string>
              Use the specified  passphrase  for  authentication  and  encryption.   The  default
              password is “change-me”.  Change it!

       port = <string>
              Connect to the specified service name or port number on the server instead of using
              the default port (5668).  The specified value will be ignored  if  send_nsca(8)  is
              called with the -p option.

       server = <string>
              Connect  and talk to the specified server address or host name.  The default server
              is “localhost”.  The specified value will be ignored if send_nsca(8) is called with
              the -H option.

       timeout = <integer>
              Close  the  connection  if  the  server  didn't respond for the specified number of
              seconds.  If the timeout  is  set  to  0,  send_nsca(8)  won't  enforce  connection
              timeouts.   The default timeout is 15 seconds.  The specified value will be ignored
              if send_nsca(8) is called with the -o option.

       tls_ciphers = <string>
              Limit the cipher suites offered during the TLS negotiation to the specified list of
              ciphers.   The  format  of  the  string  is described in the ciphers(1) manual.  By
              default, the ciphers in  the  list  PSK-AES256-CBC-SHA:PSK-AES128-CBC-SHA:PSK-3DES-
              EDE-CBC-SHA:PSK-RC4-SHA will be offered.


       The /etc/send_nsca.cfg file might look similar to the following example.

              identity = "web-checker"
              password = "djMKCIcurJJLSQGT5qIhCfqCHQLTcvp9"
              server = ""
              tls_ciphers = "PSK-AES256-CBC-SHA"
              delay = 2
              port = 5668
              timeout = 10


       Please  set  the  permissions  appropriately  to  make sure that only authorized users can
       access the /etc/send_nsca.cfg file.


       send_nsca(8), nsca-ng(8), nsca-ng.cfg(5),


       Holger Weiss <>