Monitoring of Secure Shell servers (irrespective of whether they use protocol version 1 or 2) is taken over by the plugin
check_ssh (included in the standard distribution). It is quite a simple construction and just evaluates the SSH handshake. User name and password are not required for the test.
Not to be confused with
check_sshis the plugin
check_by_ssh (see Chapter 9 from page 205), which starts plugins remotely on a different computer.
Host name or IP address of the computer to which the plugin should set up an SSH connection.
This specifies an alternative port. The default is 22.
The version details for the tested Secure ...