smokeping.cgi(1) SmokePing webfrontend


This script acts as a 'website' for your SmokePing monitoring operation. It presents the targets you are looking at in a tree structure and draws graphs as they are required by people looking at the pages.


To get smokeping.cgi going, you need a webserver which allows you to run cgi scripts. The system must be setup so that the smokeping.cgi is allowed to write to the image caching area as defined in the config file.

This script runs with normal perl. BUT it will appear to be very slow, because it does a lot of things when starting up. So if the script has to be started a fresh on every click, this is both slow and a tough thing for your webserver. I therefore strongly recomment using SpeedyCGI.

Please refer to the installation document for detailed setup instructions.


When installing SmokePing, this file has to be adjusted to fit your local system. Three paths have to be entered.

 use lib qw(/usr/pack/rrdtool-1.0.33-to/lib/perl);

One pointing to your rrdtool installation

 use lib qw(/home/oetiker/public_html/smokeping/lib);

One pointing to the place where you have installed the SmokePing libraries

 use Smokeping;

The third path is the argument to the Smokeping::cgi command. It points to the SmokePing configuration file.


Copyright (c) 2001 by Tobias Oetiker. All right reserved.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


Tobias Oetiker <[email protected]>