Active Check Configuration

So after looking at the basic examples its time to configure the check.

First a few tips:

  • Consider a long check_interval of several hours especially if you have set the crawl switch.

  • For some specific pages like the start page of a site, it may make sense to choose a lower check_interval.

  • Huge sites may need a very long timeout with --crawl. Consider to switch to passive checks it that begins to hurt you.

Example Configuration File

We have prepared an example configuration in the archives etc/ folder. It will need a bit of tuning especially in the hosts section.


From this point on you probably have to tune the configuration a bit more and tell it, what exactly you want it to check and which false-positives it should ignore.

The chapter Advanced Examples will show you some possibilities. Please also consider reading the the programs --help.