[smokeping-users] Distributed master - slave smokeping question - what is the data network traffic type?

Ryan Becker rb14060 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 12:28:14 CET 2013

If I'm not mistaken, there's an init script available for download from the
SmokePing site :)

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:01 AM, <ITheodoridis at bankofgreece.gr> wrote:

> Thank you both, the issue is resolved. It's already a big help knowing
> the traffic type and using the debug option in the slave side helped
> rule out firewall related issues.
> Apparently running smokeping on Ubuntu and OpenSuSE has it's differences
> on needed access rights for the data dir on the web server. I need to
> run more tests to see exactly what was wrong (file and dir ownership or
> simply write access) but it definitely had to do with access to the data
> dirs.. The systems in question were on Ubuntu server.
> One thing I would like to note is that when running a master-slave setup
> it is important to give ownership for the smokeping-secrets file to the
> apache user on the server side. If not, the slave cannot authenticate
> itself to the server. That is important as it is necessary for that file
> to not be world-readable. It might seem obvious for system oriented
> engineers but being a network guy myself I had to figure that out for
> myself. Maybe a relevant note on the website would be a good idea.
> Now I 'll need to search the archive for a
> starting-smokeping-at-boot-time script ;).
> Ioannis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: G.W. Haywood [mailto:ged at jubileegroup.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 7:36 PM
> To: Theodoridis Ioannis
> Cc: smokeping-users at lists.oetiker.ch
> Subject: Re: [smokeping-users] Distributed master - slave smokeping
> question - what is the data network traffic type?
> Hi there,
> On Wed, 9 Jan 2013, ITheodoridis at bankofgreece.gr wrote:
> > ... I know the communication for the reception of their configuration
> > is http traffic. Is it the same for the measured data?
> Yes.  HTTP POST requests.
> To begin with check the archives for questions similar to your "missing
> graphs" issue.  My subjective impression is that it's just about the
> most common question on this list.
> You might also want to try Smokeping's --debug-daemon option.
> --
> 73,
> Ged.
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