Smokeping with IPv4 / IPv6

Page content

How to install Smokeping on Debian in 5 Minutes

with Dualstack, IPv4 and IPv6

Smokeping

All in one Installer

Run it at your own risk …

wget https://blog.stoege.net/scripts/smokeping_debian2.sh
chmod 700 smokeping_debian2.sh
./smokeping_debian2.sh

or Setup by Hand

Set Hostname

root@smokeping:~# cat /etc/hostname
smokeping.planet

Install Packages

apt-get install apache2 borgbackup curl echoping fping hping3 htop ipcalc jq lftp lynx mlocate mtr nmap pwgen rsync sipcalc smokeping tmate tree tshark unzip vim vnstat wget zip

Enable Smokeping in Apache

cd /etc/apache2/conf-enabled
ln -s ../conf-available/smokeping.conf .

Enable Module CGI

a2enmod cgid
systemctl restart apache2

Some Smokeping Fixes

mkdir -p /var/run/smokeping

Tune General

cat << 'EOF' > /etc/smokeping/config.d/General
*** General ***

owner    = Franz Musterer
contact  = nospam@nomail.ch
mailhost = smtp-relay-host

# NOTE: do not put the Image Cache below cgi-bin
# since all files under cgi-bin will be executed ... this is not
# good for images.
cgiurl   = http://somekping.planet/smokeping/smokeping.cgi

# specify this to get syslog logging
syslogfacility = local0
# each probe is now run in its own process
# disable this to revert to the old behaviour
# concurrentprobes = no

@include /etc/smokeping/config.d/pathnames
EOF

Tune Databases

cat << 'EOF' > /etc/smokeping/config.d/Database
*** Database ***

step     = 60
pings    = 59
#step     = 300
#pings    = 20

# consfn mrhb steps total

AVERAGE  0.5   1  1008
AVERAGE  0.5  12  4320
    MIN  0.5  12  4320
    MAX  0.5  12  4320
AVERAGE  0.5 144   720
    MAX  0.5 144   720
    MIN  0.5 144   720
EOF

Tune Probes

cat << EOF > /etc/smokeping/config.d/Probes
*** Probes ***

+ FPing

binary = /usr/bin/fping


+ FPing6
binary = /usr/bin/fping
protocol = 6


+ EchoPingHttp

binary = /usr/bin/echoping
forks = 5
offset = 50%
step = 300

# The following variables can be overridden in each target section
accept_redirects = yes
extraopts =
ignore_cache = yes
ipversion = 4
pings = 5
port = 80
priority = 6
revalidate_data = no
timeout = 20
tos = 0xa0
url = /
waittime = 1


+EchoPingHttps

binary = /usr/bin/echoping
forks = 5
offset = 50%
step = 300

# The following variables can be overridden in each target section
accept_redirects = yes
extraopts =
ignore_cache = yes
ipversion = 4
pings = 5
port = 443
priority = 6
prot = 3443
revalidate_data = no
timeout = 20
tos = 0xa0
url = /
waittime = 1


+EchoPingDNS

binary = /usr/bin/echoping
forks = 5
offset = 50%
step = 300

# The following variables can be overridden in each target section
dns_request = google.com
dns_tcp = no
dns_type = A
extraopts =
ipversion = 4
pings = 5
plugin = /usr/lib/echoping/dns.so
pluginargs = -p
priority = 6
timeout = 1
tos = 0xa0
waittime = 1
EOF

Tune Targets

cat << 'EOF' > /etc/smokeping/config.d/Targets
*** Targets ***

probe = FPing

menu = Top
title = Network Latency Grapher
remark = Welcome to the SmokePing website of xxx Company.          Here you will learn all about the latency of our network.

+ Local
menu = Local
title = Local Network

++ LocalMachine

menu = Local Machine
title = This host
host = localhost



+ Inet
menu = Internet
title = some Hosts on the Net
probe = FPing

++ google
menu = google
title = google, 8.8.8.8
host = 8.8.8.8

++ switch
host = www.switch.ch

++ uzh
host = www.uzh.ch

++ blick
host = www.blick.ch


+ IPv4
menu = IPv4 Hosts
title = Hosts running IPv4
probe = FPing

++ multi
menu  = MultiTarget
title = Multiple Targets
host  = /IPv4/host1 \
        /IPv4/host2 \
        /IPv4/host3

++ host1
host = host1.planet

++ host2
host = host2.planet

++ host3
host = host3.planet


+ IPv6
menu = IPv6 Hosts
title = Hosts running IPv6
probe = FPing6

++ multi
menu  = MultiTarget
title = Multiple Targets
host  = /IPv6/host1 \
        /IPv6/host2 \
        /IPv6/host3

++ host1
host = host1.planet

++ host2
host = host2.planet

++ host3
host = host3.planet


+ HTTP
menu = HTTP
title = some HTTP Probes
probe = EchoPingHttp

++ google-com
host = www.google.com

++ uzh
host = www.uzh.ch
EOF

Restart Smokeping

systemctl restart smokeping

Browse

http://smokeping.planet/smokeping

sha256: abf32bf8e581dd4afdf7f2972d14d37e023e52ad6fbd2bb8e0df92c54598ecc9