Compiling nrpe in HPUX 11.31

Ok, we got our brand new HP rx8640 servers running HPUX 11.31 and needed to monitor them with nagios. As check_by_ssh turned to be a lot slower than NRPE+SSL on our former Solaris servers, we defined as policy that every server under our control should be monitored using NRPE.

Found that someone already did the nasty work of compiling it and even created a current depot (software package in HPUX terms) that works with 11.31. There are a couple of drawbacks though, it runs using inetd which is not practical when you run a lot of frequent checks and it’s compiled without the “–enable-command-args” and this last bit makes it useless for our needs.

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