Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

A Nagios plugin that collects response times from logs.

Project Description

A Nagios plugin that collects response times from logs.

Usage: check_responsetime --logfile /path/to/logfile

The plugin remembers the timestamp of the latest log entry it has seen on each run, and on the next run only considers log entries that are more recent.

Log format

The supported log format is as follows:

<timestamp> "<http-verb> <path> <http-version>" <responsetime>
  • timestamp: %d/%b/%Y:%H:%M:%S %z
  • http-verb: GET, POST
  • path: the requested URL path
  • http-version: e.g. HTTP/1.1
  • responsetime in seconds, e. g. 0.5


17/May/2011:14:11:18 +0200 "GET /index.html HTTP/1.1" 0.289

An example configuration for the nginx server looks like this:

http {
    log_format timing '$time_local "$request" $upstream_response_time';

    server {
        access_log /path/to/timing.log timing;

Future directions

One obvious additional feature is the ability to define thresholds (e.g. “a mean responsetime above 3 seconds is WARN, above 5 CRITICAL”)


The source code is available in the mercurial repository at

Please report any bugs you find to Wolfgang Schnerring.


1.0.4 (2012-12-07)

  • Explicitly declare our dependency on nagiosplugin < 0.5
  • Fix API incompatibility in test suite.

1.0.3 (2011-12-08)

  • If no records are availble for this check period, return empty performance values (all zero) to avoid UNKNOWN state that is only noise.

1.0.2 (2011-11-14)

  • Fixed divide by zero bug when there is only a single entry (#9332).

1.0.1 (2011-09-04)

  • Fixed bug when there are no log entries for the current interval (#9332).

1.0 (2011-07-01)

  • Fixed bug with incomplete log file lines (“invalid literal for float(): -“).

1.0rc1 (2011-06-10)

  • First release.
Release History

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
nagios.responsetime-1.0.4.tar.gz (8.0 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Dec 7, 2012

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting