[Nagiosplug-devel] check_ping and check_icmp confusion

gh gh at 3gupload.com
Wed Feb 22 09:50:04 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 18:36 +0100, Andreas Ericsson wrote:
> gh wrote:
> >From what I can tell check_ping has been deprecated in favor of
> > check_icmp. Is this the case or are there certain systems or conditions
> > that make check_ping favorable or even necessary? 
> > 
> check_icmp had some problems on systems with 32-bit process id's in the 
> early days (causing it to mark the packets wrong and then not 
> recognizing them when they returned). It also used to calculate timings 
> slightly wrong. Both those problems are solved long since, however. Now 
> there are no real reasons to use check_ping instead of check_icmp.

What do people think about just dropping check_ping from the next
version of the plugins package to avoid all this unnecessary confusion
that is evident on the mailing lists and replace it with a symlink to
check_icmp for backwards compatibility?

// Garrett Honeycutt
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