[smokeping-users] New module - continuous ping

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Nov 24 08:40:27 CET 2015

Hi Steven,

if you make this into a pull request on github.com/oetiker I will
be glad to merge it ...


Today swilton at fluentit.com.au wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just finished work on a new module for running continuous pings.  At a minimum, it works on Debian 8 systems with the iputils-ping package installed, although any version of ping that supports the "-O" flag to report outstanding pings should work. It also requires IO::Epoll (Debian package libio-epoll-perl), and forks off a ping process for each target, so it will result in one ping process running continuously per target.
> It works by keeping a record of pings on a per-target basis based on the output of the ping processes, and then returning the recorded data when smokeping polls for the data.  I have seen some requests for similar functionality in past posts, so I thought I would share this.
> It will likely need adjusting to work with other version of ping.
> Steven

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