[collectd] ping plugin

Bruno Prémont bonbons at linux-vserver.org
Sun Jan 16 14:28:26 CET 2011

Hi all,

Is there some way to ask ping plugin to ping both IPv4 and IPv6 address
for each host name (as available) and report statistics for both

From plugin source that seems not possible, though at first glance I'm
not sure either how to patch it to reach this aim (not yet read
liboping's API in details).

The best approach would be to be able to have 1-n <Plugin "Ping"> blocks
where each one could have its own settings (and instance name), e.g.
first block would ping IPv4 only, second IPv6 only.
Unless collectd's plugin API changed recently this is probably not
possible without duplicating plugin.


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