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Bug#341748: ITP: nagios2 -- A host/service/network monitoring and management system

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sean Finney <seanius@debian.org>

Hash: SHA1

(explanation for why there needs to be a nagios2 given after the blurb)

  Package name    : nagios2
  Version         : 2.0 (when released)
  Upstream Author : Ethan Galstad
  URL             : http://www.nagios.org/
  License         : GPL
  Description     : A host/service/network monitoring and management system

 Nagios is a replacement of the Netsaint project. It accept and uses the
 previous Netsaint modules transparently.
 Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring and management system. It has
 the following features:
 o  Monitoring of network services (via TCP port, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP,
    PING, etc.)
 o  Plugin interface to allow for user-developed service checks
 o  Contact notifications when problems occur and get resolved (via email,
    pager, or user-defined method)
 o  Ability to define event handlers to be run during service or host events
    (for proactive problem resolution)
 o  Web output (current status, notifications, problem history, log file, etc.)
 Nagios was written in C and is designed to be easy to understand and modify
 to fit your own needs.
 This package contains the next-generation version of the nagios daemon.
 If you want to install nagios and do not need MySQL or PostgreSQL
 support, you should install this package.

some skeptics may be asking "why do we need a nagios2? why can't
we have just one version of nagios in debian?".  the answer is
that we in fact already have 3 different versions of nagios,
one with standard file-based support, a mysql version, and a pgsql
version (which are differentiated at compile time).

nagios2 does not currently have db support, but will very likely
through add-on modules at a future date/time.  because this
would break existing installations that use the db support,
there will be a certain period where nagios2 and nagios
co-exist in the archives.   after transitional support has
been worked out, it will replace the standard file flavor of
nagios, and as db support is added in the other two versions
will disappear as well.  In the end, i aim to have a single
"nagios" package, though it will probably take a bit for
this to materialize.

i'll shortly be importing an initial version of nagios2 into the
nagios alioth project cvs archives.  if anyone is interested in
helping maintain this (or other nagios related packages), please
contact me privately as i can always use some assistance!


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