[smokeping-users] Smokeping on fedora10

Guy Lajeunesse glajeunesse at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 20:48:43 CET 2009

new problem...  I can view the smokeping page perfectly from localhost, but
from the internet, I get: Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /smokeping/sm.cgi on this server.
If I check the apache error log, I get: Client denied by server
configuration: /usr/share/smokeping/htdocs/smokeping.cgi

Is this a permission issue?  How do I get it to work from the internet?

Thanks! :)


On 2/3/09, Guy Lajeunesse <glajeunesse at gmail.com> wrote:
> See >> below...
>  On 2/3/09, Jonte Regnéll <jonte+smokeping at yojimbo.org<jonte%2Bsmokeping at yojimbo.org>>
> wrote:
>> Hi Guy,
>> > Thanks Jonte!!  It's practically working! :)
>> Excellent.
>> > I'm just having problems with permissions on the folder that keeps the
>> > data.  Also, the images that appear on the smokeping page (counter) all
>> I
>> > get are x's where the pictures(graphs) should be... I checked the apache
>> > error logs... gonna have to work on that.
>> >
>> > My _chartscache is located here:  /var/www/html/smokeping/img  when I
>> put
>> > a test html file, I get error 403.. so I know it's a permission problem.
>> >
>> > If anyone has some recommendations, I'd be glad to hear them... but I'll
>> > be trying to figure it all out anyways...
>> >
>> > Thanks for all your help... the rpm was nice and easy :)  I started to
>> > manually install, ./configure etc.. man.. way too many dependencies,
>> then
>> > more dependencies to get other dependencies to work!! wtf! :P  he he..
>> Good to hear you found the RPM useful. I do think you have a slightly
>> mixed configuration at the moment. Your "_chartscache_", which I presume
>> is the "_imgcache_" variable in your config, makes me think you haven't
>> given up your old hand rolled attempt completely.
>> The location you list above would on a normal server end up as
>> http://localhost/smokeping/img assuming your webroot is /var/www/html.
>> When you installed the RPM you get an apache application config file
>> installed into /etc/httpd/conf.d called smokeping. It will configure
>> your apache server how to work with the installed smokeping setup.
>> Unless you have edited this file, and I will for the time being assume
>> that you haven't, there is an Alias that point /smokeping to
>> /usr/share/smokeping/htdocs and there is no img folder in there which is
>> why you see the 403 error.
>> You prob want to create the proper fqdn URL to the last two redirect
>> statements here, but it's really more of old legacy support.
>> Try starting over from scratch and rename all the *.rpmnew files to there
>> original name, it should start working easily after you provide the basic
>> changes to this like the actual fqdn part of the cgiurl, Owner and contact
>> etc.
>> When you are done the URL for your installation should be
>> http://your.fqdn.goes.here.com/smokeping/sm.cgi
>> Please remember that smokeping works in two steps. You have the collector
>> which does all the work, it stores it in rrdtool databases. The last and
>> final step is the web interface which just creates the graphs you are
>> asking it for.
>> You might want to enable the process to launch on startup
>> "/sbin/chkconfig smokeping on" And to test to launch it once you changed
>> your config to what you think it should be "/sbin/services smokeping
>> start"
>> as the sm.cgi script reads the config file too and starting the service is
>> a good way to make sure the syntax is of the file is correct.
> >> I try to put what you typed below into the smokeping.conf file, but then
> I can't get to the page.
> >>Where exactly does it go?  Between <Directory "/usr/share/smokeping"> and
> </Directory> ?
> >>Can you give me an example?  Otherwise, everything looks great right now
> :)
> BTW another issue, you might want to speed up the page with mod_perl.
>> Just "yum install mod_perl" and you've done the hard part. Then in the
>> conf.d/smokeping file you need to add this to the "<Directory
>> "/usr/share/smokeping" >" declaration.
>> ---
>> SetHandler perl-script
>> PerlResponseHandler ModPerl::Registry
>> PerlOptions +ParseHeaders
>> ---
>> Please notice that with mod_perl (as for any cgi speedup process) you will
>> need to restart the webserver (as well as the normal need to restart
>> smokeping) before any changes to your "config" file takes effect. So apply
>> it only once your done making changes to your smokeping setup.
>> YMMV but I hope that someone finds this helpful, enjoy and good luck.
>> Regards,
>> Jonte.
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