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Smokeping_probes_EchoPingDNS(3)	   SmokePing   Smokeping_probes_EchoPingDNS(3)

NAME
       Smokeping::probes::EchoPingDNS -	an echoping(1) probe for SmokePing

OVERVIEW
       Measures	DNS roundtrip times for	SmokePing with the echoping_dns
       plugin.

SYNOPSIS
	*** Probes ***

	+EchoPingDNS

	binary = /usr/bin/echoping
	forks =	5
	offset = 50%
	step = 300

	# The following	variables can be overridden in each target section
	dns_request = example.org # mandatory
	dns_tcp	= yes
	dns_type = AAAA
	extraopts = -some-letter-the-author-did-not-think-of
	ipversion = 4
	pings =	5
	plugin = /path/to/dns.so
	pluginargs = -p	plugin_specific_arg
	priority = 6
	timeout	= 1
	tos = 0xa0
	waittime = 1

	# [...]

	*** Targets ***

	probe =	EchoPingDNS # if this should be	the default probe

	# [...]

	+ mytarget
	# probe	= EchoPingDNS #	if the default probe is	something else
	host = my.host
	dns_request = example.org # mandatory
	dns_tcp	= yes
	dns_type = AAAA
	extraopts = -some-letter-the-author-did-not-think-of
	ipversion = 4
	pings =	5
	plugin = /path/to/dns.so
	pluginargs = -p	plugin_specific_arg
	priority = 6
	timeout	= 1
	tos = 0xa0
	waittime = 1

VARIABLES
       Supported probe-specific	variables:

       binary
	   The location	of your	echoping binary.

	   Default value: /usr/bin/echoping

       forks
	   Run this many concurrent processes at maximum

	   Example value: 5

	   Default value: 5

       offset
	   If you run many probes concurrently you may want to prevent them
	   from	hitting	your network all at the	same time. Using the probe-
	   specific offset parameter you can change the	point in time when
	   each	probe will be run. Offset is specified in % of total interval,
	   or alternatively as 'random', and the offset	from the 'General'
	   section is used if nothing is specified here. Note that this	does
	   NOT influence the rrds itself, it is	just a matter of when data
	   acqusition is initiated.  (This variable is only applicable if the
	   variable 'concurrentprobes' is set in the 'General' section.)

	   Example value: 50%

       step
	   Duration of the base	interval that this probe should	use, if
	   different from the one specified in the 'Database' section. Note
	   that	the step in the	RRD files is fixed when	they are originally
	   generated, and if you change	the step parameter afterwards, you'll
	   have	to delete the old RRD files or somehow convert them. (This
	   variable is only applicable if the variable 'concurrentprobes' is
	   set in the 'General'	section.)

	   Example value: 300

       Supported target-specific variables:

       dns_request
	   The DNS request (domain name) to be queried.

	   Example value: example.org

	   This	setting	is mandatory.

       dns_tcp
	   The echoping_dns '--tcp' option: use	only TCP ('virtual circuit').
	   Enabled if specified	with a value other than	'no' or	'0'.

	   Example value: yes

       dns_type
	   The echoping_dns '-t' option: type of data requested	(NS, A,	SOA
	   etc.)

	   Example value: AAAA

	   Default value: A

       extraopts
	   Any extra options specified here will be passed unmodified to
	   echoping(1).

	   Example value: -some-letter-the-author-did-not-think-of

       ipversion
	   The IP protocol used. Possible values are "4" and "6".  Passed to
	   echoping(1) as the "-4" or "-6" options.

	   Example value: 4

       pings
	   How many pings should be sent to each target, if different from the
	   global value	specified in the Database section. Note	that the
	   number of pings in the RRD files is fixed when they are originally
	   generated, and if you change	this parameter afterwards, you'll have
	   to delete the old RRD files or somehow convert them.

	   Example value: 5

       plugin
	   The echoping	plugin that will be used. See echoping(1) for details.
	   This	can either be the name of the plugin or	a full path to the
	   plugin shared object.

	   Example value: /path/to/dns.so

	   Default value: dns

       pluginargs
	   Any extra arguments needed by the echoping plugin specified with
	   the pluginname variable. These are generally	provided by the
	   subclass probe.

	   Example value: -p plugin_specific_arg

       priority
	   The "-p" echoping(1)	option.

	   Example value: 6

       timeout
	   The "-t" echoping(1)	option.

	   Example value: 1

	   Default value: 5

       tos The "-P" echoping(1)	option.

	   Example value: 0xa0

       waittime
	   The "-w" echoping(1)	option.

	   Example value: 1

AUTHORS
       Niko Tyni <ntyni@iki.fi>

NOTES
       The fill, size and udp EchoPing variables are not valid.

       Plugins,	including echoping_dns,	are available starting with echoping
       version 6.

SEE ALSO
       Smokeping::probes::EchoPing, Smokeping::probes::EchoPingPlugin

2.6.11				  2017-07-08   Smokeping_probes_EchoPingDNS(3)

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