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Manual Reference Pages  -  SMOKEPING_PROBES_LDAP (3)

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NAME

Smokeping::probes::LDAP - a LDAP probe for SmokePing

CONTENTS

OVERVIEW

Measures LDAP search latency for SmokePing

SYNOPSIS



 *** Probes ***

 +LDAP

 forks = 5
 offset = 50%
 passwordfile = /some/place/secret
 step = 300

 # The following variables can be overridden in each target section
 attrs = uid,someotherattr
 base = dc=foo,dc=bar
 binddn = uid=testuser,dc=foo,dc=bar
 filter = uid=testuser # mandatory
 mininterval = 1
 password = mypass
 pings = 5
 port = 389
 scope = one
 start_tls = 1
 timeout = 10
 version = 3

 # [...]

 *** Targets ***

 probe = LDAP # if this should be the default probe

 # [...]

 + mytarget
 # probe = LDAP # if the default probe is something else
 host = my.host
 attrs = uid,someotherattr
 base = dc=foo,dc=bar
 binddn = uid=testuser,dc=foo,dc=bar
 filter = uid=testuser # mandatory
 mininterval = 1
 password = mypass
 pings = 5
 port = 389
 scope = one
 start_tls = 1
 timeout = 10
 version = 3



DESCRIPTION

This probe measures LDAP query latency for SmokePing. The query is specified by the target-specific variable ‘filter’ and, optionally, by the target-specific variable ‘base’. The attributes queried can be specified in the comma-separated list ‘attrs’.

The TCP port of the LDAP server and the LDAP version to be used can be specified by the variables ‘port’ and ‘version’.

The probe can issue the starttls command to convert the connection into encrypted mode, if so instructed by the ‘start_tls’ variable. This requires the ’IO::Socket::SSL’ perl module to be installed.

The probe can also optionally do an authenticated LDAP bind, if the ‘binddn’ variable is present. The password to be used can be specified by the target-specific variable ‘password’ or in an external file. The location of this file is given in the probe-specific variable ‘passwordfile’. See Smokeping::probes::passwordchecker(3pm) for the format of this file (summary: colon-separated triplets of the form ‘<host>:<bind-dn>:<password>’)

The probe tries to be nice to the server and does not send authentication requests more frequently than once every X seconds, where X is the value of the target-specific min_interval variable (1 by default).

VARIABLES

Supported probe-specific variables:
forks Run this many concurrent processes at maximum

Example value: 5

Default value: 5

offset If you run many probes concurrently you may want to prevent them from hitting your network all at the same time. Using the probe-specific offset parameter you can change the point in time when each probe will be run. Offset is specified in % of total interval, or alternatively as ’random’, and the offset from the ’General’ section is used if nothing is specified here. Note that this does NOT influence the rrds itself, it is just a matter of when data acqusition is initiated. (This variable is only applicable if the variable ’concurrentprobes’ is set in the ’General’ section.)

Example value: 50%

passwordfile Location of the file containing usernames and passwords.

Example value: /some/place/secret

step Duration of the base interval that this probe should use, if different from the one specified in the ’Database’ section. Note that the step in the RRD files is fixed when they are originally generated, and if you change the step parameter afterwards, you’ll have to delete the old RRD files or somehow convert them. (This variable is only applicable if the variable ’concurrentprobes’ is set in the ’General’ section.)

Example value: 300

Supported target-specific variables:
attrs The attributes queried.

Example value: uid,someotherattr

base The base to be used in the LDAP query

Example value: dc=foo,dc=bar

binddn If present, authenticate the LDAP bind with this DN.

Example value: uid=testuser,dc=foo,dc=bar

filter The actual search to be made

Example value: uid=testuser

This setting is mandatory.

mininterval The minimum interval between each query sent, in (possibly fractional) second s.

Default value: 1

password The password to be used, if not present in <passwordfile>.

Example value: mypass

pings How many pings should be sent to each target, if different from the global value specified in the Database section. Note that the number of pings in the RRD files is fixed when they are originally generated, and if you change this parameter afterwards, you’ll have to delete the old RRD files or somehow convert them.

Example value: 5

port TCP port of the LDAP server

Example value: 389

scope The scope of the query. Can be either ’base’, ’one’ or ’sub’. See the Net::LDAP documentation for details.

Example value: one

Default value: sub

start_tls If true, encrypt the connection with the starttls command. Disabled by default.

Example value: 1

timeout LDAP query timeout in seconds.

Example value: 10

Default value: 5

version The LDAP version to be used.

Example value: 3

AUTHORS

Niko Tyni <ntyni@iki.fi>

BUGS

There should be a way of specifying TLS options, such as the certificates involved etc.

The probe has an ugly way of working around the fact that the IO::Socket::SSL class complains if start_tls() is done more than once in the same program. But It Works For Me (tm).

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