[collectd] New ping plugin

Brian Wilson brian at wildsong.biz
Mon Mar 6 21:39:29 CET 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Hans-Cees Speel wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> there.
> Hans-Cees

My personal answer would be (1) I want to monitor my own systems
with collectd, normally I don't care what path my packets take out on 
the Internet (2) traceroute relies on sending many
packets and waiting for timeouts. This makes it slow.
I would not want it running every 10 seconds.

Looking forward to the next rev with the new library...


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