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Nagios Core Overview
More information about Nagios Core - including features and technical specifications can be found online at www.nagios.org/about/.
What Is Nagios Core?
Nagios® Core™ is an Open Source system and network monitoring application. It watches hosts and services that you specify, alerting you when things go bad and when they get better.
Nagios Core was originally designed to run under Linux, although it should work under most other unices as well.
Some of the many features of Nagios Core include:
The only requirement of running Nagios Core is a machine running Linux (or UNIX variant) that has network access and a C compiler installed (if installing from source code).
You are not required to use the CGIs included with Nagios Core. However, if you do decide to use them, you will need to have the following software installed...
Nagios Core is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation. This gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify Nagios under certain conditions. Read the 'LICENSE' file in the Nagios distribution or read the online version of the license for more details.
Nagios Core is provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Several people have contributed to Nagios Core by either reporting bugs, suggesting improvements, writing plugins, etc. A list of some of the many contributors to the development of Nagios Core can be found in the THANKS file in the root of the Nagios Core distribution.
Downloading The Latest Version
You can check for new versions of Nagios Core at http://www.nagios.org/download.