[smokeping-users] graphing traceroutes possible?

Russell Dwarshuis rjd at merit.edu
Tue Mar 30 21:01:08 CEST 2010

Since someone asked and others may want it, here's (more or less) the 
script I cobbled together to run traceroute on a slave and mtr on the 
master, then email the results when a smokeping loss trigger happens.  It 
will need customization for your environment but should get you started.

                                 -Russell Dwarshuis


# this script would be run when smokeping detects some loss.  The
# smokeping trigger could look like:
# +highLossTwice
# type = loss
# pattern = >70%,>70%
# to = |/usr/local/smokeping/contrib/mtr_email.pl
# comment = 10 minutes of high loss

# this runs mtr on master and traceroute on a slave and emails results
# to an address hardcoded below.  It was a throw-away so I didn't spend
# any time making it user or developer friendly.

use Net::SMTP;
use English;

my ($name_of_alert,$target,$loss_pattern,$rtt_pattern,$hostname) = @ARGV;

# change smokeping host name to dotted quad IP address if it isn't one already
if ($hostname !~ /^\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}$/) {
   ($name,$aliases,$addrtype,$length, at addrs)=gethostbyname($hostname);

if ($hostname !~ /^\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}$/) {
   print "invalid IP address $hostname\n";

push @mtr_results, "To: someonewhocares\@yourcompany.com\n";
push @mtr_results, "Subject: smokeping detected loss to $hostname\n";
push @mtr_results, "smokeping detected loss to $target.\n\n";
push @mtr_results, "mtr was then run on the smokeping host and the results 

open MTR, ("/usr/local/sbin/mtr --report --report-cycles 10 --no-dns $hostname |");
push @mtr_results, (<MTR>);
close MTR;

push @mtr_results, "\n\ntraceroute was then run on smokeping slave and the 
results were:\n";

# Now trying traceroute on slave via ssh
open SSH, ("/usr/bin/ssh -o 'UserKnownHostsFile /usr/local/smokeping/.ssh/KnownHosts' -i /usr/local/smokeping/.ssh/id_rsa slaveuser\@slave.smokeping.yourcompany.com /usr/sbin/traceroute -w 3 -m 10 $hostname |");
push @mtr_results,(<SSH>);
close SSH;

# send the email.
$smtp = Net::SMTP->new('mail.yourcompany.com', Timeout => 5);
$smtp->mail('smokeping at master.smokeping.yourcompany.com');
$smtp->to('someonewhocares at yourcompany.com');
foreach (@mtr_results) { $smtp->datasend($_) }


> On 3/30/10, Russell Dwarshuis <rjd at merit.edu> wrote:
>> And of course smokeping can be configured to run a script when a loss
>> trigger is tripped.  For awhile I had a little script run traceroute
>> and email the results to me when loss was seen on a particular host.
>> It's not exactly what Joshua was looking for but it's another
>> less-resource intensive possibility.
>>                                            -Russell Dwarshuis
>> On Tue, 30 Mar 2010, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
>>> Hi Joshua,
>>> curently smokeping has no functionality for running background
>>> traceroutes and recording of that information ...
>>> but if you have a budget, I'll be glad to make you an offer for
>>> developing such a feature.
>>> If you program yourself I'll be glad todo some chaperoning ...
>>> cheers
>>> tobi
>>> Today Joshua Smith wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone, i recently stumbled upon smokeping looking for an
>>>> alternative to pingplotter pro which i currently use. I purchased
>>>> pingplotter so i would be able to keep detailed logs of mtr-like
>>>> traceroutes
>>>> to and from all of my remote servers to help identify any network issues
>>>> and
>>>> so that i have some ammunition when dealing with the colo's about
>>>> possible
>>>> problems. While pingplotter accomplishes this, it is extremely resource
>>>> hungry both on the host machine (windows only, that alone is huge
>>>> drawback)
>>>> and on any remote linux machine as it relies on a perl script to call
>>>> traceroute, which somehow uses an incredible amount of resources when
>>>> querying many hosts at once. Long story short after configuring smokeping
>>>> and digging everywhere i'm unable to tell if smokeping offers this same
>>>> functionality? An help would be greatly appreciated and i apologise for
>>>> the
>>>> back story.
>>> --
>>> Tobi Oetiker, OETIKER+PARTNER AG, Aarweg 15 CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
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