Nagios Releases NRPE 3.0
July 13, 2016
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Nagios Enterprises released of NRPE 3.0.

NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor) is an open-source project that allows you to remotely execute Nagios plugins on other Linux/Unix machines.

The newest release incorporates a number of new features, including:

- Fixes for two security holes

- Improvements to signal handling, stabilizing the program

- Fixes to several crash and startup issues

- Fixes to “allowed_hosts” processing problems

- check_nrpe can now use an optional config file

- Capabilities to handle packet sizes of up to 64KB

- Capabilities for a larger payload size with NSClient++

- Increased key size for Diffie-Hellman encryption

- Ability to use public-key encryption by default if available

- Ability to specify minimum SSL/TLS version

- Ability to check and/or require client certificates

- Expanded “make install” commands to create users and groups

- Can configure, compile, install, and run on many more systems, including most Linux distributions, BSD, OS X, AIX, HP-UX and Solaris

- Ability to use “-t :” format in check_nrpe

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