Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Get Help With Problems Related To The Plugins?
The easiest way to get help with the plugins is to post a message on the Nagios support forum. Details on obtaining support can be found here.
How Can I Contribute To The Nagios Plugins Project?
We welcome anyone who is interested in creating new plugins, submitting patches, contributing to development or testing, or building packages. If you’re interested in joining the Nagios team, contact us on the support forum.
Can You Include My Plugin With The Official Nagios Plugins Project?
You created a plugin – awesome! If you’re interested in having your Nagios plugin considered for inclusion in the official Nagios plugins project, please keep in mind that we take the following into consideration:
- The plugin is written in C or Perl
- The plugin conforms to the Nagios plugin development guidelines
- The plugin has the potential for widespread use
- Ideally, you can make some commitment to maintain the plugin once it is accepted into the project
If you think you can meet these requirements, contact us on the support forum.
Who Owns The Copyright To The Nagios Plugins Code?
The current incarnation of the Nagios Plugins contains code that has been contributed by many individuals over the years. Each individual contributor may have a copyright claim to the portions of the code they contribute. Several of the plugins that are included in the Nagios Plugins distribution were originally created by Nagios founder Ethan Galstad and are registered with the US Copyright Office under his name.