[smokeping-users] Stopping smokeping?

Steven Stromer filter at stevenstromer.com
Fri Jun 24 02:57:23 CEST 2011

Hi List,

Can anyone recommend a clean method for shutting down smokeping on OS X?

$ ps -ax | grep smokeping
29231 ??         0:00.25 /opt/local/bin/speedy_backend /opt/local/var/smokeping/smokeping.cgi
41246 ??         0:01.38 /opt/local/bin/smokeping [EchoPingHttp]  
41247 ??         0:03.50 /opt/local/bin/smokeping [FPing]  
41248 ??         0:03.90 /opt/local/bin/smokeping [DNS]  
56754 ??         0:13.75 /opt/local/bin/speedy_backend /opt/local/var/smokeping/smokeping.cgi
92373 ??         0:03.97 /opt/local/bin/perl -w /opt/local/bin/smokeping
25335 ttys000    0:00.08 tail -f /var/log/smokeping.log
57434 ttys001    0:00.00 grep smokeping

I eventually killed the .cgi processes by specific pids:
$ sudo kill -QUIT [pid]

but this doesn't seem an acceptable method. Should I be running all probes in a single process? Is it intentional that smokeping spawns two instances of smokeping.cgi?

Earlier attempts:

$ sudo launchctl stop /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.smokeping.plist
launchctl stop error: No such process

$ sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.smokeping.plist
launchctl: Error unloading: org.macports.smokeping

$ sudo smokeping stop
### parsing dig output...OK
Note: logging to syslog as local1/info.
ERROR: I Quit! Another copy of /opt/local/bin/smokeping (92373) seems to be running.
       Check /var/run/smokeping.pid

Your assistance is much appreciated!

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