OMG, Nagios OpenSource project is almost dead !


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This is not a really good news. An announcement at OSMC (Open Source Monitoring Conference) as been made by Andreas Ericsson ( Nagios 4 core dev) about the future of Nagios.

Nagios 4 is the latest Core version of the project ! Only the enterprise version will remain (strategic choice of Ethan, the creator).
A Nagios 4 fork will appear called Naemon and developed by Andreas Ericsson. I remind as well that the Shinken is a real good alternative and is able to work with your current Nagios configuration.

So that’s not a really good news for Nagios but will help more highlights on some interesting projects.

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Author: Deimos

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  1. Thanks for sharing

    Great news and is written in C

    From Github repository of the Project:

    Naemon is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License. It works by scheduling checks of the configured objects and then invoking plugins to do the actual checking. The plugin interface is 100% Nagios compatible, since Naemon is a fork of the aforementioned project.

  2. Someone explain me:

    A strange message in the officiel nagios website:

    naemon is an advanced addon for the powerful Nagios Core monitoring engine. It is scheduled for release in early 2014.

    is it really a fork?

  3. Yes it´s a fork

  4. Hey folks. Yes, Naemon is really a fork. The project on the is probably a prank that someone at the OSMC conference registered during my presentation there.

    The idea for Naemon is that I still have to maintain and build features and integration points into Nagios, but I simply can’t work with Ethan and Nagios Enterprises anymore. Naemon came about as a result of that.

    If the project on isn’t a prank thing, I’ll request to have it removed. That won’t be a problem, as I have a trademark request pending for the name “Naemon” in order to prevent Nagios Enterprises from pulling weird tricks with the name.

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