[Icinga-devel] Icinga PHP library

Taylor Dondich tdondich at gmail.com
Thu May 7 18:46:40 CEST 2009

It's important to note I think the Icinga team plans to use the PHP
library to interface with the NDOutils database model.  I believe it
only makes sense to use that as the data store, instead of referring
to the flat text status files.

So, if you've got some PHP or Python database experience, why wait?
First get your hands wet using ndoutils.  Then you'll see all your
status/config data in there.

Taylor Dondich

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Shane Webster <swebster at pixius.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>        I also would be very interested in the PHP library. We actively use Nagios as part of our monitoring solution and we would like to better meld nagios into our own internal Admin tools we have built for our use. This would be something I could contribute to. I was also wondering if there was any thought put into possibly a Python library that one could interface with also for even greater.
> Shane Webster
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Axel Liljencrantz [mailto:axel.liljencrantz at freecode.no]
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 8:19 AM
> To: icinga-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Icinga-devel] Icinga PHP library
> Hi,
> My name is Axel Liljencrantz, and I'd like to inquire a bit about the planned PHP library in Icinga. I am currently working on a PHP-based web service where I would like to integrate status and relationship information from our Nagios installation, as well as ticket information from our ticket handling system and various other data. I have just now come to the point where I was starting work on Nagios integration, and
> *bam* I get an email about the Icinga fork, and you plans to (among other things) provide a PHP library for access to the surveillance data.
> This obviously sounds very exciting, since it could potentially be a huge time saver for me.
> So, I would very much like to know a few things:
> * Roughly when will a first draft of the library be available?
> * Are you basing this library on an already existing library/codebase, and if so, which one?
> * Since I'm working mostly on company time and we're having a bit of a global recession right now, I probably won't be allowed to spend _fantastic_ amounts of time on working on the library, but I'd be more than happy to help out if somebody would care to point me in a desirable direction.
> * Where will the source be made available from? Or is it already available? I couldn't find it on the site.
> * What version control system will you be using?
> * Does the compatibility goals stated on your front page also cover the PHP library, e.g. will it work against a current Nagios installation? I realize there may be bad blood between Nagios and Icinga, but it would probably be a huge benefit to a lot of users of both systems, and it would ease transitions from one to the other. :)
> I realize you're all probably a bit busy right now, but I'd be grateful for a response as soon as you have the time.
> Good luck with the project!
> Axel Liljencrantz
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