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What is this the right format for PRTG SSH Sensor Script?



echo hello world
exit 0

I have been reading around on your forums and I am unable to get a clear instructions in how to get PRTG to interpret bash scripts properly. I keep getting the following error:

"Response not wellformed (PE132)" I want the status for the senser to return an ok status to PRTG when the script is done running.

Can you provide some insight on what I am doing wrong?

linux ssh unsuccessful

Created on Apr 4, 2013 6:28:37 PM

Last change on Apr 5, 2013 5:22:10 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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a detailed example of a SSH script running with the SSH Script Sensor can be found in this article. Basically the output format has to look like


which would make your script look like

echo "0:1:hello world"

Where 0 is the return code, 1 can be any float or integer value and "hello world" represents the message you want to give back.
Best regards

Created on Apr 5, 2013 5:27:43 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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