[smokeping-users] New probe speedtest

Adrian Popa adrian_gh.popa at telekom.ro
Fri Jun 12 08:30:09 CEST 2015

Great :)

I will look into how to merge my project with yours. If not possible, I 
will try to readup on github to see how to transfer the modules with 
their change history intact.

Thanks for the feedback.

There is one thing that might be a problem - the fact that I ignore the 
"pings" variable and "fake" the results. The way it works is that I do 
only one test and copy the results in as many array entries as needed by 
the pings variable. This way you get the data, but no variance in the 
test interval.

I could enable it - to do $pings tests and let the end user worry about 
getting banned (especially if he tries 20 downloads from youtube in 5 
minutes), or leave it as it is and leave the warning sign.

What do you think?


On 06/12/15 00:56, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> Today Adrian Popa wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'd like to share with you a new probe I've been working on - integrating
>> speedtest-cli project to work with smokeping. The idea was that we needed to
>> run some tests to get the customer's "experience" when using speedtest.net
>> with different test servers. We developed this probe, and measure the
>> upload/download rate the client's connection supports.
>> Plugin description and examples are here:
>> https://github.com/mad-ady/smokeping-speedtest
>> There is a bit of a deviation from standard plugins - meaning it ignores the
>> pings variable and does only one test. This was done in order to prevent the
>> IP getting banned for too agressive behavior by the speedtest.net servers. It
>> can be reactivated - I'm open to ideas.
>> Here's a sample graph from a slave probe (1 hour polling):
>> http://imgur.com/cTJdHCS
>> @tobi: if you feel this plugin could be useful and should be included in the
>> main release, let me know and I'll see how I can merge it...
> sure ... bring it on :) the youtube one as well
> cheers
> tobi
>> Feedback welcome,
>> Regards,
>> Adrian
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