[icinga-users] Custom plugin Countdownto reports WARNING

Odermatt Nicolas nicolas.odermatt at fhnw.ch
Wed Jul 25 16:41:59 CEST 2018

Hi Ian

Good idea! If I am not mistaken, Icinga2 uses an user "nagios" to run the service.

Indeed I do receive the same output!

root at server1100:/tmp# sudo -u nagios /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/countdown_to_date.php --date 2013-02-11 --warning 60 --critical 30
Could not open input file: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/countdown_to_date.php

This is the only php plugin that I am using, therefore the user nagios might not be able to run php. But it seems that the "others" do have execution permission:
(/etc/alternatives/php points to php7.2)

root at server1100:/tmp# ls -la /usr/bin/ | grep php
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root   root          21 Jun  1 14:07 php -> /etc/alternatives/php
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root   root     4500312 May  2 10:23 php5.6
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root   root     4895768 Jun 22 08:45 php7.2

Running the command using sudo does work:

nic at server1100:/tmp$ sudo  /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/countdown_to_date.php --date 2013-02-11 --warning 60 --critical 30
[sudo] password for nic:
CRITICAL: 1990 days have past since 2013-02-11

I found the culprit thanks to this stackoverflow post [0] "Scripts must have read permission so that their interpreter can read them.".

Therefore the following worked: chmod o=r+x /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/countdown_to_date.php

Though I might to consider only giving the nagios user access to that file and not every other user on the system. Maybe a sudoers edit can help out.

Thanks for your input, helped me to look at it from another angle!


[0] https://serverfault.com/questions/177284/do-php-files-need-read-permission-to-be-executed-in-cli

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From: icinga-users <icinga-users-bounces at lists.icinga.org> on behalf of Ian Rarity <Ian.Rarity at espc.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:58:14 PM
To: Icinga User's Corner
Subject: Re: [icinga-users] Custom plugin Countdownto reports WARNING

Hi Nic,

>From the “local execution” part in your email, it looks like you’re running the command as root; what happens if you run it as the user that Icinga uses instead?


From: icinga-users <icinga-users-bounces at lists.icinga.org> On Behalf Of Odermatt Nicolas
Sent: 25 July 2018 14:11
To: icinga-users at lists.icinga.org
Subject: [icinga-users] Custom plugin Countdownto reports WARNING

Hi guys

I'm having trouble installing the plugin countdown_to [0] in Icinga2 with Icingaweb2 and Icingadirector.

The thing is that local execution works:

root at server1100:/tmp# /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/countdown_to_date.php --date 2013-02-11 --warning 60 --critical 30
CRITICAL: 1990 days have past since 2013-02-11

And that Permissions are properly (according to the other plugins):

root at server1100:/tmp# ls -la /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/ | grep count
-rwxrwx--x 1 root root 48139 Jul 25 12:44 countdown_to_date.php

But I get the following error message in the GUI:

[cid:image001.png at 01D42427.E85A8D40]

I tried to remove the "-q" option from line 1 from the script, like was suggested on stackoverflow [1] but that didn't work.

Here's the command definition also:
object CheckCommand "Countdown" {
   import "plugin-check-command"
   command = [
       PluginDir + "/countdown_to_date.php",

Has anyone an idea what I'm missing?



PS: I know that the date I'm passing doesn't make a lot of sense, but its a POC at the moment ;-)

[0] https://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Others/countdown_to_date/details

[1] https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4567688/problems-with-a-php-shell-script-could-not-open-input-file

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