[smokeping-users] Re: Cannot get DYNAMIC target? (was: curl for a dyndns host doesn't work)

Niko Tyni ntyni+smokeping-users at mappi.helsinki.fi
Tue Aug 23 12:04:55 MEST 2005

On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 10:50:40AM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> Now, I would like to plot IP address changes into the graph as well.
> This is what I need the DYNAMIC function for, if I understand the docs
> correctly.

Right, this way you get the different background colours seen in eg.
the front page of the Smokeping web site .

> Where does smokeping store the IP address of the dyndns host which is
> probably contained in the POST request coming in from the remote cron
> job? I suspect that the web server is not allowed to write to that
> place on my system.

It's in the file <datadir>/<host>.adr, ie. the same place as the RRD
files. The lifetime of the address is calculated from the last
modification time of the file.

Hope this helps,

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