[smokeping-users] FPing alternative

Israel Brewster israel at frontierflying.com
Tue Apr 15 20:04:17 CEST 2008

Is there a plugin for smokeping that just does a standard ping, using  
the system ping binary? Using FPing I have to give it a hostinterval =  
15.0 directive in order to get any sort of reliable return, and even  
then I have to limit the number of pings it sends out to no more than  
6 or so. If I try to shorten the host interval, or increase the number  
of pings, I start loosing packets. For example, if I reduce the  
hostinterval to 10 seconds, I get a maximum of 3 packets back.  
Obviously, this isn't a reasonable monitoring scenario.

On the other hand, if I just run a standard ping from the command  
line, it works fine with no lost packets even if I tell it to send a  
packet every millisecond rather than every second. As such, I was  
wondering if there was some way I could just use the standard ping  
rather than FPing to monitor these hosts? I tried echoping at one  
point in the past, but it didn't seem to work any better. Thanks!
Israel Brewster
Computer Support Technician
Frontier Flying Service Inc.
5245 Airport Industrial Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 450-7250 x293

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