How To Install send_nsca on Kali Linux

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install send_nsca on Kali Linux. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update send_nsca.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install nsca-client

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is send_nsca and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Kali Linux. This guide was written specifically with a server running Kali Linux in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install send_nsca on Kali Linux. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install send_nsca using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install send_nsca using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install nsca-client

Install send_nsca using apt

Because send_nsca is available in Kali Linux’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install send_nsca using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install nsca-client

Install send_nsca using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install send_nsca by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install nsca-client

How to upgrade (update) a single package send_nsca using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the send_nsca, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install nsca-client

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall send_nsca from Kali Linux

To uninstall only the send_nsca package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove nsca-client

Uninstall send_nsca and all its dependencies

To uninstall send_nsca and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove nsca-client

Remove send_nsca with all configurations and data

To remove send_nsca configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge nsca-client

Remove send_nsca completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to send_nsca package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge nsca-client

Extra info and code examples

This package contains only the client part of nsca and is thus suitable for installation on systems that only report passive service checks to a central server. Nagios is a monitoring and management system for hosts, services and networks. Nagios' features include: - Monitoring of network services (via TCP port, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, PING, etc.) - Plugin interface to allow for user-developed service checks - Contact notifications when problems occur and get resolved (via email, pager, or user-defined method) - Ability to define event handlers to be run during service or host events (for proactive problem resolution) - Web output (current status, notifications, problem history, log file, etc.) Nagios was written in C and is designed to be easy to understand and modify to fit your own needs.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install send_nsca using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the send_nsca from Kali Linux.

See also:

How To Install send_nsca on Kali Linux

How To Install send_nsca on Debian 11

How To Install send_nsca on CentOS 8

How To Install send_nsca on Fedora 34

How To Install send_nsca on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install send_nsca on Ubuntu 21.04

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