[smokeping-users] Re: Multiple Alerts, but with one holding priority

Eric Brander eric_mailing_list at rednarb.com
Thu Aug 24 17:07:21 MEST 2006

Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> ~snip
> something like this would be rather simple to implement ... BUT
> it would require a sensible interface in the config file.
> any ideas on this?
> cheers
> tobi
Maybe a priority parameter for each alert could be added... then 
Smokeping could do a check to see if a higher priority failure exists on 
the same device then it could know to not bother sending an email alert 
(though still logging to syslog would be ideal).

type = loss
pattern = >5%,>5%,>5%
priority = 3
comment = Three or more polls showing greater than 5% packet loss.

type = loss
pattern = ==100%
priority = 2
comment = Host not responding on 1 (or more) consecutive intervals

type = rtt
pattern = ==S,==U
priority = 1
comment = Smokeping was restarted and this device was already off-line.

Another nice parameter might be something to avoid returning a clear 
status email for items we want to know trigger an alert but we don't 
want to know when the pattern no longer matches. This would work well in 
the OfflineAtStart alert. Your thoughts?

Thanks and Regards,

Eric Brander

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