[Nagiosplug-devel] check_icmp min and max

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Tue Nov 4 21:41:01 CET 2008

Richard Edward Horner wrote:
>> Solution 2:
>>> CRITICAL - Host unreachable @ rta nan, lost 100%|rta=0.000ms;200.000;500.000;0; pl=100%;40;80;;
>> - From a RRD graphing standpoint, it's better to have no value when data
>> is unknown, however considering that we already print "rta=0.000" it
>> would probably look better to do the same with rtamax and rtamin. What
>> do you think?
> Sorry if this is a dumb question as I'm not using this plugin in any
> deployments but why is rta=0.000 getting printed at all in this case?
> I like Solution 2 here where you omit the min and max values but it
> seems as though it would make more sense to omit the rta value in this
> case as well. Am I missing something?

Search the mailing archives (from around 2004 or 2005, I think), when
check_icmp was originally added.

  git log -S'rta=0.000'

in a clone of the nagiosplug git repo might show you when it was added,
and possibly why.

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