[smokeping-users] table output?

Adam Hardy adam.ant at cyberspaceroad.com
Wed Dec 8 15:03:17 CET 2010

OK, I'll see whether Debian has >= 2.4.0 in the backports.

re the functionality of the charts, I do actually want all the information I can 
get, but also need an overview that's all visible on the screen straight away.

Maybe I can change the charts somehow? I just find the charts are not suited to 
my myopic eyesight. I would prefer to have the downtime more explicit, and I 
guess I need to get used to packet loss, distribution & other stats more to be 
able to eyeball the charts effectively.

There are 2 reasons I run smokeping so maybe you can say if either of them are 
wrong reasons to choose it. Firstly I want to know when the connections die, and 
secondly I am trying to establish why I have a particular software error so 
frequently, which I believe is caused by the software's server or hops on the 
way to its server. I think their ICMP MTU path discovery is broken or 
compromised, possibly by my ISP throttling my broadband connection.

Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree. Is there any other mode of output for 
smokeping besides the webpage? Or perhaps other software.


Peter Kristolaitis on 07/12/10 16:28, wrote:
> For your first question, yes, you're on the wrong version to support
> traceroute in SmokePing.  That feature was only released in 2.4.0.
> Secondly, there is no current functionality for tabular output -- you would
> purposefully be losing 90% of the information that SmokePing can tell you
> (like the distribution of ping values, loss, etc).  If all you want is last
> latency (or "down") and uptime, there are other tools that will monitor this
> for you with less overhead.   Now, having said that, anything is possible --
> the data is certainly there for you to pull into a table.    Patches are
> welcome.  ;)
> --- adam.ant at cyberspaceroad.com wrote: From: Adam Hardy
> <adam.ant at cyberspaceroad.com> To: "'smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch'"
> <smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch> Subject: [smokeping-users] table output? 
> Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:02:14 +0000
> Hi
> I've got 2 questions, first probably easy: I can't find Tr.js to enable the 
> traceroute ajax app. I'm on version 2.3.6-3 on Debian Lenny. I guess that's
> the problem, right?
> Second, although I like the graphs output by smokeping on the webpage, and
> they obviously represent a decent programming achievement, is there the
> possibility just to output a table of HTML with a row for each destination, a
> column for the latest ping ms or 'down', and a column saying how long it's
> been up, and maybe a column to give an idea of how the target is doing e.g. 0
> - 100% up since last restart?

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