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From "Yoav Shapira" <yo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2007 20:10:59 GMT
Hola,
As a user of both Nagios and log4j, I'd be very interested in this.

Yoav

On 1/22/07, Jar Lyons <jarlyons@gmail.com> wrote:
> Log4j Community,
>
> I have just updated my sourceforge project for the NagiosAppender
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nagiosappender), and I would like to
> know if there is any interest in adding it to the list of 3rd party
> extensions on your log4j site.
>
> Nagios is a monitoring tool which has seen a significant increase in
> popularity in recent years.   The typical pattern is simple: if you
> want to monitor a 'thing' on a server, write a function that 'checks'
> on the service, and have it return one of a handful of recognized
> codes.  Then register the function with nagios to be run on set
> frequency.
>
> Polling, depending on the implementation, can be a problem in and of
> itself, as you can easily end up with blocking processes, particularly
> when there is something going wrong in the system.
>
> Fortunately, Nagios also supports the push model, wherein a native
> agent, using a Nagios specific protocol, can 'push' messages to the
> Nagios server.
>
> The appender I have written, the NatiosAppender, is a pure Java
> implementation of the agent protocol.  That means that any Java based
> application that can be configured to use log4j is a perfect candidate
> for monitoring via Nagios without compiling in any additional
> instrumentation.
>
> I look forward to hearing your opinions!!
>
> Jar Lyons
>
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