[Nagiosplug-devel] check_icmp query

Duncan Ferguson duncan.ferguson at altinity.com
Wed Sep 24 11:13:11 CEST 2008

On 23 Sep 2008, at 22:23, Andreas Ericsson wrote:

> Duncan Ferguson wrote:
>> Basically, what I am trying to achieve is to get check_icmp to send
>> say 5 packets, with a delay of a second between each packet and if it
>> gets 1 packet back then the host is up and happy -  99% of the time
>> there is 0% packet loss with an rta of 44ms or less, but 0.75% of the
>> time there is 10% loss  and 0.25% of the time there is 100% loss.
>> When there is loss the next moment everything is ok again so i want
>> the hsst check to be a little more resilient.
> What you're trying is not unreasonable at all, and check_icmp has  
> special
> support for it, if you call it as a program named "check_host" instead
> of check_icmp.

That seems absolutely perfect - thanks.  I had seen the different  
names within the code but couldn't work out what each one did.

Thanks for your help,


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