[smokeping-users] Re: ping times
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
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
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