[smokeping-users] Re: packet-loss changes

Niko Tyni ntyni+smokeping-users at mappi.helsinki.fi
Sat Feb 5 12:48:24 MET 2005

On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 11:52:39AM +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> I have noticed problems with using smokeping to monitor large numbers of
> hosts, where fping would not wait long enough for replies to come back
> from the slowest servers. This probably depends on the order in which
> they are pinged. You could try modifying smokeping/lib/probes/FPing.pm,
> to add an extra parameter to the fping command time, to set the timeout.

> In this case I have added '-t20000' to set the timeout to 20 seconds.
> Probably a 1 second timeout (-t1000) would work better for you.
> To support my number of hosts, I had to hack fping.pm to reduce the
> select time. I can explain more if anyone is interested.

Hi Chris,

please do explain. I'm working on a patch that changes a lot of things
with the probes, and it will include the '-t' fping option. How many
hosts do you have and what's the select time problem?


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