You configure your monitored hosts in the Targets file.  In my install that is here :

sudo vi /etc/smokeping/config.d/Targets

You can find the Targets file by using the find command or by installing the locate utility - I like locate.

sudo apt install locate

and then running

sudo updatedb

sudo locate Targets

(if you don't 'sudo locate' you will not see some directories because of permissions)

and you can view the plotted data in at this url assuming you don't change the cgi path in the 'General' file: (yourwebserverip)/cgi-bin/smokeping.cgi?target=(your system config name)

You can change the url path  in  /etc/smokeping/config.d/General

You need to make sure that appropriate permissions are set for the paths that are specified in /etc/smokeping/config.d/pathnames

You might also need to fiddle with your webserver's config file to ensure it can execute the scripts.

And keep plugging away at it......  I found Smokeping challenging to configure when I first installed it and I am a Linux guy..... that was 10  or 12 years ago I think, but it is a /very /handy tool once you get to understand how it works and what it can do. It now monitors a half-dozen services on 200+ targets for us.

Regards,

Ian


On 09/04/2018 2:29 PM, Henrik Rosenø wrote:
OK. Thank you!

I discovered that Ctrl-C gets me back to the prompt.
And "ps -ef | grep -c smokeping" gives output "2" just like in your case.
But how can I see or access the results of the monitoring?

Best regards,
Henrik R.


On 04/09/2018 04:02 PM, goZoom SysAdmin wrote:

You probably have multiple copies of smokeping running.

Count the instances

ian@draco:~$ ps -ef | grep -c smokeping
2


2 is normal as shown below

ian@draco:~$ ps -ef | grep smokeping

smokepi+ 17602     1  0 Apr05 ?        00:01:06 /usr/sbin/smokeping [FPing] ian      29551 29487  0 09:57 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto smokeping
ian@draco:~$

if you have multiple instances it's probably easiest just to reboot

ian@draco:~$  sudo reboot now

And You probably need to find a beginners guide to Linux.

Ian


On 09/04/2018 8:43 AM, Henrik Rosenø wrote:
Hi goZoom


Thank you for your very fast answer.

So far so good. Now my problem is getting 20 copies of a status message. Below I have inserted the first and the last copy.
The cursor is blinking next to "lines 1-18/18 (END)".
What do I do now?

henrik@Henrik-L570:~/smokeping-2.7.1$ sudo service smokeping start
[sudo] password for henrik:
henrik@Henrik-L570:~/smokeping-2.7.1$ sudo service smokeping status
● smokeping.service - LSB: Start or stop the smokeping latency logging system daemon    Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/smokeping; generated; vendor preset: enabled)    Active: active (running) since Mon 2018-04-09 11:32:08 CEST; 3h 0min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/smokeping.service
           └─9923 /usr/sbin/smokeping [FPing]

Apr 09 11:32:07 Henrik-L570 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Start or stop the smokeping latency logging syste Apr 09 11:32:07 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9911]:  * Starting latency logger daemon smokeping
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9918]: Starting syslog logging
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9919]: Note: logging to syslog as local0/info. Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9919]: Daemonizing /usr/sbin/smokeping ... Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9923]: Smokeping version 2.006011 successfully launched. Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9923]: Not entering multiprocess mode for just a single probe. Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9923]: FPing: probing 1 targets with step 300 s and offset 27 s.
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9911]:    ...done.
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 systemd[1]: Started LSB: Start or stop the smokeping latency logging system
lines 1-18/18 (END)





● smokeping.service - LSB: Start or stop the smokeping latency logging system daemon    Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/smokeping; generated; vendor preset: enabled)    Active: active (running) since Mon 2018-04-09 11:32:08 CEST; 3h 0min ago
     Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
   CGroup: /system.slice/smokeping.service
           └─9923 /usr/sbin/smokeping [FPing]

Apr 09 11:32:07 Henrik-L570 systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Start or stop the smokeping latency logging system daemon... Apr 09 11:32:07 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9911]:  * Starting latency logger daemon smokeping
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9918]: Starting syslog logging
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9919]: Note: logging to syslog as local0/info. Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9919]: Daemonizing /usr/sbin/smokeping ... Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9923]: Smokeping version 2.006011 successfully launched. Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9923]: Not entering multiprocess mode for just a single probe. Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9923]: FPing: probing 1 targets with step 300 s and offset 27 s.
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 smokeping[9911]:    ...done.
Apr 09 11:32:08 Henrik-L570 systemd[1]: Started LSB: Start or stop the smokeping latency logging system daemon.
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lines 1-18/18 (END)


Henrik
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On 04/09/2018 02:20 PM, goZoom SysAdmin wrote:

This is not a smokeping problem.  You are trying to run smokeping as Your user on Linux and You do not have write access to the directory.  Run smokeping as a service, not as a standalone program.

sudo service smokeping start

sudo service smokeping status

Ian


On 09/04/2018 8:13 AM, Henrik Rosenø wrote:
creating /var/run/smokeping/smokeping.pid: Permission denied



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