[smokeping-users] SpeedyCGI vs mod_perl

Niko Tyni ntyni+smokeping-users at mappi.helsinki.fi
Sun Jan 28 20:18:02 CET 2007

On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 07:10:29PM +0000, Andrew Hall wrote:
> I use MRTG at home and Cacti at work (with RRDtool) for graphing
> considerable numbers of things, and have just discovered SmokePing.
> This will be very useful to keep an eye on the leased lines between
> our office and data centre.
> However, I can't quite work out from the "smokeping_install" document
> on the website whether mod_perl can be used instead of SpeedyCGI. Can
> it be?

Yes, it can. Any persistent perl interpreter will do (and even plain CGI,
but then there's the overhead of reading the configuration file on every
CGI call).

> Is there a particular reason to use SpeedyCGI as opposed to mod_perl?

Not really. SpeedyCGI is a bit simpler solution, and I think it's cleaner
because it keeps the perl script in a separate backend process rather
than running it inside Apache. But that's just a matter of taste.


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