[smokeping-users] Re: Smokeping 2 and RemoteFPing probe

Niko Tyni ntyni+smokeping-users at mappi.helsinki.fi
Tue May 17 20:22:22 MEST 2005

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 05:44:15PM +0100, Sam Stickland wrote:

> >You'll have to define one RemoteFPing probe instance per 'rhost'.
> >The probe executes just one command, something like
> >'ssh rhost fping host1 host2 host3', so you can't have targets with
> >different rhosts probed by the same probe. This is exactly what a
> >'probe-specific variable' means in the documentation.
> OK, I think I follow you. So if I wanted to create a remote FPing probe 
> where you could specify rhosts per target it would have to derive from 
> basefork rather than base? That in turn I suspose would make it do 
> multiple remote logins if I used the same rhost multiple times under 
> different targets, which would be ineffecient.
> Am I right?

Yes, you got it.

To work around the inefficiency you'd probably have to hack basefork.pm
quite a bit, and I'm not sure if there's anything to be gained.  It
seems to me that multiple RemoteFPing instances work just as well, and
if the length of the config file is a problem, m4 or something like
that should help.


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