[smokeping-users] slave pings also running on master

Andrew Hall whippyhubbles at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 13:21:28 CEST 2010

I have got a master / slave setup working fine apart from one minor
niggle - pings configured to run on the slave are also running on the

This results in multiple time-period graphs being displayed - for
example "Last 3 Hours" (pings from the master) and "Last 3 Hours from
slave1" (pings from the slave).

Please note that prior to becoming a master the host was acting as a
standalone smokeping instance - and is still configured to do pings of
its own.

My initial thoughts are that either my config is nested incorrectly or
that the master should no longer be configured to do any pings - and
should now only receive data from slaves.

Below are the config (edited for privacy and succinctness) and the
listing of a directory with the rrd files to make it clearer what's

Any help would be most greatly appreciated.


*** General ***

*** Probes ***

+ FPing

binary = /usr/sbin/fping

*** Slaves ***


*** Targets ***

probe = FPing

menu = Top
title = Network Latency Grapher
remark = Welcome to the SmokePing website.

+ Area1
menu = Area1
title = Hosts in Area1

++ Host1
title = Host1
host =

+ Area2-Slave
menu = Area2 Slave
title = Hosts monitored by Area2 slave

++ Host2
slaves = slave1
title = Host2
host =



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