[Bug 267802] [NEW] Home Folder for Nagios is wiped on Reboot

Chad Skeeters goobsoft at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 8 16:41:36 BST 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: nagios2

When setting up plugings to connect via ssh to check things on remote
systems, it's nice to be able to setup RSA authentication.  This
requires files in ~/.ssh for the nagios user.  The nagios user's home
for the ubuntu package is /var/run/nagios2.  If a user does figure out
how to add known_hosts and id_rsa files in that folder when the computer
restarts those files are wiped and the has to restore the files before
the plugins will return OK.  I'm suggesting that giving nagios a home
folder that is not wiped will help reduce the time it takes for users to
setup and use nagios.

debian/nagios2-common.postinst:      adduser --system --group --home
/var/run/nagios2 --no-create-home \

** Affects: nagios2 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Home Folder for Nagios is wiped on Reboot
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