[smokeping-users] Re: ping times

Niko Tyni ntyni+smokeping-users at mappi.helsinki.fi
Fri Dec 16 18:27:47 MET 2005

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 08:30:36AM -0600, Shane Kindt wrote:

> I recently got Smokeping setup with FPing.  All seems to be going
> well except the ping times being graphed.  According to smokeping, I am
> pinging google.com from 6 - 8 ms.  This would be awesome but I know it
> isn't true.  If I execute   "  fping www.google.com -l   " at the shell
> prompt, I receive 60 - 80 ms pings.    To me, this seems like a scale
> issue.  the ping times I am receiving and the ping times that are being
> displayed are 10x off...


old versions of fping are buggy and report with a wrong scaling factor.
Smokeping tries to work around this by parsing the fping output at
startup and deducing the right factor. Apparently it doesn't succeed
for you.

What's the output of 'fping -C 1 localhost'?  Please include it verbatim.
What does smokeping say at startup about fping reporting? 
I just did some tests with 2.2b1, and the parsing works for me.

Anyway, you best bet is to upgrade to fping 2.4b2, which doesn't have
this bug.


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