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Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Ubuntu 9.04)

Jul 17, 2009, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

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"1 Preliminary Note
I have tested this on an Ubuntu 9.04 system. I will use the hostname www.example.com for this system in this tutorial. We need a web server on the system to display the graphs. I will install Apache2 and use Apache's default vhost for hosting the graphs. If you use a different vhost, you might have to adjust its settings or copy the smokeping.cgi script from /usr/lib/cgi-bin/smokeping.cgi to the appropriate location.

"I'm running all the steps in this tutorial with root privileges, so make sure you're logged in as root:

sudo su

"2 Installing Smokeping
To install Smokeping along with some other recommended packages, we simply run:

aptitude install smokeping curl libauthen-radius-perl
libnet-ldap-perl libnet-dns-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libnet-telnet-perl
libsocket6-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl apache2

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