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16.3 Planning Downtimes

In every system environment maintenance work accumulates from time to time that the administrator can normally plan, so that users can be informed accordingly beforehand. Nagios refers to such maintenance windows as Scheduled Downtime; the administrator enters these either in the information page for the host or service generated by extinfo.cgi (Figure 16-4, page 331) or for the corresponding host or service group (Figure 16-17, page 339). In doing this, extinfo.cgi makes use of cmd.cgi (16.2.3 Interface for external commands: cmd.cgi, page 343), which can also be called selectively:

http://nagiosserver/nagios/cgi-bin/cmd.cgi?cmd_typ=55

opens the import template for maintenance times for a single host. The values for cmd_typ ...

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