[smokeping-users] Satellite link - Packet Loss error

Chris Wilson chris+smokeping at aptivate.org
Wed Oct 10 17:46:32 CEST 2007

Hi Tobias,

On Wed, 10 Oct 2007, Tobias Oetiker wrote:

> > Sorry, I can't find the code that passes that parameter to fping, 
> > please could you enlighten me?
> search for timeout in 
> http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/probe/FPing.en.html

I can see the documentation for the timeout option, but not how this 
results in a -t option being passed to fping. I downloaded SmokePing 
2.0.5 and all I have is this:

    return unless @{$self->addresses};
    my @params = () ;
    push @params , "-b$self->{properties}{packetsize}" if 
    push @params, "-i" . int(1000 * $self->{properties}{mininterval});
    push @params, "-p" . int(1000 * $self->{properties}{hostinterval}) if 
    my @cmd = (
                    '-C', $self->pings, '-q','-B1','-r1',

which appears to give no way at all to provide -t.

> yes and if a packet is actually lost, then fping will have to wait
> for 10s to see if this is the case ...

But only once, regardless of the number of packets lost, which isn't too 
bad in my opinion (versus 20 x 10 seconds).

Cheers, Chris.
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