[smokeping-users] Noob - question

David Anderson - Macomb dwanderson at macomb.com
Fri Jan 25 17:15:38 CET 2008

I have Smokeping(SP) up and running on Ubuntu 7.10 [awesome utility btw -
thanks to all for their time and effort on the package! very easy to use,
install and set up]. I believe I am getting the overall gist of what it is
capable of doing - but I think I am missing a tiny bit. After reading the
documentation, I get that SP will send a number of packets out, grab the
median & plot that then display the rest as smoke adjusting the color of the
plot based on loss. So for something like:

1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5 (no loss) - I would expect to get a plot of green
2, with a little gray smoke below (if any) and a lot of smoke above (unsure
of gray or blackness).

What I miss is the understanding of a graph that displays a green bar at 2
with nothing but black below it and no gray above it?

Or Green with dark black going to light black only below it?
Or Green with dark black evenly on either side of it?

Does the farther away from the median denote the darkness of gray or black?
so values of:

1,1,1,1,5,10,20,300,400 (no loss) = a plot of 5, with a little gray below,
and a lot of black above reaching very high?

Sorry for the noob question, but I believe I am experiencing hardware
problems and if I am going to use SP to help justify my case for the funds
needed for new equipment, I will need to be able to explain it (more so than
just saying - it looks different than those other ones, so it must be bad!

Thanks for any input/response

... course don't ever tell anybody that they're not free cause then they
gonna get real busy killen and maimin to prove to you that they are  -
George Hanson
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