[collectd] New ping plugin

Hans-Cees Speel hanscees at hanscees.com
Mon Mar 6 20:58:35 CET 2006


Stupid question perhaps, but why do you not use traceroute? That way 
you can monitor the isp hookup you have and see if things happen 


> Hi everyone,
> as I have noted here before I'm not too happy with `libping', the
> library used by collectd to ping hosts. The drawbacks are: - Only one
> host can be pinged at once. - No ICMPv6 packets can be generated. -
> Much unneccessary code (``ping''ing HTTP and POP3, e.g.) - No new
> version for over three years, although patches have been sent
>   upstream.
> I've taken the time and written a library to my (or better, to
> collectd's) needs. This code will be included in the next minor
> release, 3.8.0. I want to release it by the end of this week, so any
> feedback is most welcome.. I'll supply tarballs if needed.
> Regards,
> -octo
> P.S.: I've looked into `fping', which can ping multiple hosts and does
>       IPv6. But (a) it's either IPv4 -or- IPv6 (compile time setting)
>       and (b) the code is, well, grown..
> -- 
> Florian octo Forster
> Hacker in training
> GnuPG: 0x91523C3D
> http://verplant.org/

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