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Manual Reference Pages  -  SMOKEPING_PROBES_BASE (3)

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NAME

Smokeping::probes::base - Base Class for implementing SmokePing Probes

CONTENTS

OVERVIEW

For the time being, please use the Smokeping::probes::FPing for inspiration when implementing your own probes.

SYNOPSIS



 *** Probes ***

 +base

 offset = 50%
 pings = 20
 step = 300

 # [...]

 *** Targets ***

 probe = base # if this should be the default probe

 # [...]

 + mytarget
 # probe = base # if the default probe is something else
 host = my.host



VARIABLES

Supported probe-specific variables:
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%

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: 20

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

AUTHORS

Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch>
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