[smokeping-users] Re: How can I make smokeping re-read its configuration?

Niko Tyni ntyni+smokeping-users at mappi.helsinki.fi
Tue May 17 16:24:36 MEST 2005

On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 05:44:24PM +0900, Taisuke Yamada wrote:

> Hi. I'm now trying to use smokeping as external probe module
> for custom network monitoring system, and looking for a way
> to make smokeping re-read its configuration without affecting
> ongoing probe session.
> I first thought it'll handle SIGUP as a trigger like other
> UNIX daemons, but it seems not. I can't just do "smokeping --restart"
> as that will interrupt ongoing probe session, losing data.
> I considered running it from cron, but then, smokeping won't
> run probes in parallel.
> Is there any good way to accomplish this?


one thing to try would be to run several smokepings from cron with each
having just one probe to run.

You'd have to use different configs for each probe - the 2.0 branch
supports a '--config=X' option.

A 'soft-restart' option would indeed be nice. I'll probably look at
implementing something like that after we get 2.0 out.


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