[smokeping-users] URL issue when using IP insead of hostname

Christopher Hubbard christopher.hubbard at clearwire.com
Thu Dec 20 23:36:09 CET 2007

I was quite wrong on how I was discribing the problem I am seeing.  Here
is a snippet of the config file that makes more sense than I do  ;)

menu = Amarillo
title = DIA Connections
alerts = loss100,loss50,loss15,Clearloss0
++ 66.62.xxx.xxx
menu = TX-AMA999-DIA-01
host = 66.62.xxx.xxx

On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 12:37 -0800, Christopher Hubbard wrote:

> I have an odd problem that is due to the fact that I am using the IP
> address of the device as the hostname.  I was wondering if anyone else
> has run into this issue and has a fix for it.  I cannot easily change
> this to a normal name since I have injected scripts that do some
> troubleshooting and send SNMP traps, so I am hoping for an alternitave
> if anyone has some ideas.  
> I assume that this has to do with the periods that are in the
> hostname, but that really does not make sense to me since I would
> expect some users to put in FQDN's on some of their devices as well,
> and this would be seen more often.
> Here is an example URL:
> http://somedomain.net/cgi-bin/smokeping.cgi?target=AK-ANC.
> Here is the error:
> Software error: 
> ERROR: Section '65' does not exist (display webpage).
> For help, please send mail to the webmaster (tierii at somedomain.com),
> giving this error message and the time and date of the error.
> The main smokeping page comes up and everything works correctly there.
> Also the links are created correctly for the URL's, and RRD images are
> displayed on the top level.  This is only happening when I drill down
> to a specific IP (hostname) that I see the odd behavior.
> I am running version 2.002007 
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