[smokeping-users] Using Smokeping to measure DHCP latency

Peter Kristolaitis alter3d at alter3d.ca
Thu Aug 26 22:40:12 CEST 2010

  Hi Rob;

If you're referring to this page:


then I would question what, exactly, it is that UC Davis is measuring, 
and how that compares to what you want to measure.    That target on the 
UC Davis page is labeled "DHCP Server PING" -- to me, that would suggest 
that they're doing a simple ICMP PING to the DHCP host, rather than 
testing the response time of the DHCP service itself.

I'm not aware of any way to measure DHCP service latency with Smokeping, 
or even any plugins to do so.  It would probably be possible to write a 
Smokeping module for it though -- one approach that comes to mind is to 
execute dhcping against the DHCP server and time the execution (since 
dhcping basically just reports a yes/no status).

- Peter

On 8/26/2010 2:13 PM, Rob Tanner wrote:
> Hi,
> DHCP latency does not appear to be part of the standard toolbox but 
> after a little but of googling, I saw that UC Davis is certainly doing 
> it.  Is there a generally available, possibly open source, program 
> that I can incorporate into Smokeping to do DHCP latency checks.  Does 
> anyone know who to contact at UC Davis to find out how they're doing it?
> Thanks,
> Rob
> *Rob Tanner
> *UNIX Services Manager
> Linfield College, McMinnville Oregon
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