[smokeping-users] Re: echopinghttp

Alan Silver silver at biostat.wisc.edu
Wed Oct 1 15:08:02 MEST 2003


I am actually using it for one of the hosts that I am monitoring. A lot 
of my users access data and such from the cancer.gov website, so it 
seemed like a good idea to monitor it. Well, they are blocking ICMP 
packets, so I couldn't use ICMP fping. and I am now using echoping very 

Here is the snippet from my config
+ EchoPingHttp
binary = /usr/local/bin/echoping
revalidate_data = yes

          +++ Cancer
          menu  = Cancer.gov
          title = www.cancer.gov Webserver
          host  = www.cancer.gov
          probe = EchoPingHttp

I chose to revalidate the data since the university here is behind a web 
cache and just doing a normal echoping would give me possibly false 

The website that this point to is here:

Hope that helps


cdm wrote:

>Just curious,
>Is there anyone out there using the echoping http
>probe successfully?  Does it really work and are there
>and demo sites on the internet that have it?
>I've looked around but there doesn't seem to be any. 
>There are many on the net that have the ICMP FPing
>probe but nothing on the http probe.
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