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Python NSCA (Nagios Service Check Acceptor) library
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Latest commit d527375 @djmitche Merge pull request #20 from realgo/refactor
Refactor Crypto code to make new algorithms easier


A very simple module to allow nagios service check results to be submitted via NSCA.


>>> import pynsca
>>> from pynsca import NSCANotifier
>>> notif = NSCANotifier("nagios")
>>> notif.svc_result("host", "service", pynsca.OK, "Looks Good!")

Prebuild RPM packages

The Bareos project builds (using open build server) and publishes python-pynsca RPM packages for a variety of RPM based Linux distribution, you can directly install from the repository:

Debian / Ubuntu packages may follow later.


  • Python 2.4 or higher
  • python-mcrypt, if using AES encryption
  • pycrypto, if using 3DES encryption
  • No other libraries required


Please file any bugs or feature requests at


1.6 (Unreleased)

  • Debian package updated.
  • spec file to generate a RPM package.


PyCrypto is only required when using 3DES encryption (mode 3).


The library now supports 3DES encryption (mode 3). This adds the requirement for PyCrypto.

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