I’ve just updated the Nagios script for OS X Server’s Caching Server with support for ensuring Caching Server is running on a specific port.
In a normal setup of Caching Server, it has the ability to change ports during reboots, and if you have a restrictive firewall, you’ll have to specify a port for Caching Server via the command line. You can specify the port via the
serveradmin command (make sure you stop the service first):
sudo serveradmin settings caching:Port = xxx
xxx is the port you want to use for Caching Server. Normally, Caching Server will use
69010, but depending on your environment, that port may be taken by another service and so Caching Server will pick another port. Using that command above will get Caching Server to attempt to map to the specified port, but if it can’t it will fall back to finding another available port.
The script checks the port as defined in
serveradmin settings caching:Port and cross-references it with
serveradmin fullstatus caching:Port. If they are the same, we’ll continue through the script, but if it doesn’t I’ll throw a warning. Naturally, if
serveradmin settings caching:Port returns
0, I skip any further port checks because a
0 port means randomly assign a port.