check_http and time to first byte (#1346)

Bryan Irvine bryair01 at
Fri Aug 21 18:51:18 CEST 2015

I'd be interested in seeing something like that.

Monitoring is hard and if you notice something that others are not doing but has been useful in your environment - I think submitting a patch along with your use-case and results of your experiments are always welcome in the community (not to put words in the mouths of the official maintainers - which I am not.) Others may then also experiment and build off of it. Or abandon it if proves not to be useful. 

Ultimately, monitoring is a science - so I'd suggest you approach it that way. You've observed something. Now create a test to prove or disprove and submit your patch for peer review. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Devel [ at] On Behalf Of Andreas Ericsson
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 5:30 AM
To: Monitoring Plugins Development
Subject: Re: check_http and time to first byte (#1346)

On 2015-08-20 21:29, jeffadams wrote:
> I'd like the ability to alert on time to first byte. I've worked with more
> than one heavy weight application where TTFB was the most reliable way to
> know if the app was up. I understand that this use case might be relatively
> limited, but it could be very useful in these cases.
> A patch for this looks pretty simple. I'll be glad to submit it if there's
> interest.

Well, you're interested, so if you submit a patch I'll at least look at 
it :-)

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