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Bug#594897: ITP: icinga -- A host/service/network monitoring framework forked from Nagios

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Daniel Keyhani <daniel@keyhani.info>

* Package name    : icinga
  Version         : 1.0.2
  Upstream Author : Icinga Development Team <info@icinga.org>
* URL             : http://www.icinga.org/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : A host/service/network monitoring framework forked from Nagios

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over a network and any 
conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries, and generates performance 
data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across 
dispersed locations. In a nutshell, Icinga allows you to:

Monitor – any network and all its resources

    * Network services: SMTP, POP3, HTTP, SNMP, NNTP, PING, etc.
    * Host resources: CPU load, disk utilization, system logs, etc
    * Server components: Switches, routers, temperature and humidity sensors, etc

Notify – when issues arise and are resolved

    * Through any channel (Email, SMS, phone call, etc)
    * Escalate alerts to other users or communication channels
    * Fine tune notification settings (accounting for dependencies between hosts & services)

Report – on performance and plan ahead

    * Capacity utilization to plan for growth
    * Chart graphs with addons like PNP or Grapher

Icinga is a fork of Nagios and is backward compatible. So, Nagios configurations, plugins and addons 
can all be used with Icinga. Though Icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it 
builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community.

===== (the above text copy-pasted from the icinga.org About page =====

I propose to package the files from the main Icinga source distribution as follos:

icinga		meta-package which installs icinga-core and icinga-cgi
icinga-core	core icinga binary and basic configuratio
icinga-cgi	"old" cgi web interface, arch-dependent files, depends on icinga-html
icinga-html	"old" cgi web interface, arch-independent files (HTML, JS etc.)
icinga-ido2db	ido2db daemon and configuration for interfacing with an RDBMS (optional)
icinga-api	PHP API required for operation of the new web interface (optional)

Packaging and creation of basic config for icinga-core is essentially done. The icinga-cgi
package needs work - the webapp best practices site appears to be unavailable, and so far
the CGI binaries and their config are merely copied to appropriate locations. The
icinga-ido2db package is ready, but I plan to use debconf to configure it appropriately
for the RDBMS in use (mysql and pgsql are supported). The icinga-api package is untested so far.

Lintian reports a licensing problem due to GPL code linked with OpenSSL; this is due to the
compiled-in optional SSL support for the idomod to ido2db communication. I will try to have
the license changed appropriately, depending on whether this code uses the Nagios license
or is Icinga-specific code, or build without SSL support. I may eventually patch in GNUTLS
support if I do the latter.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.5
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

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