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getting error "NRPE: Unable to read output"

I am using nagios for monitoring my infrastructure. the nagios server is on OEL 7 whereas the client is OEL 6. After setting up both the servers, i’m getting error “NRPE: Unable to read output”. The port 5666 is open from client. I am able connect the client as well using command “/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H <IP_Address>” and getting the output as well.

please help!


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Hi there @joshimithilesh02,

There is a good article on the Nagios website with steps on how to troubleshoot that error:

https://support.nagios.com/kb/article/nrpe-nrpe-unable-to-read-output-620.html

In most cases, I believe that it is the plugin that requires sudo privileges. To allow that you could use the visudo command and add the following:

nagios   ALL = NOPASSWD:/usr/local/nagios/libexec/<plugin>

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby