[hobbit] ping times difference

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Thu Aug 6 10:22:16 CEST 2009

On Wednesday, 5 August 2009 08:01:55 Thomas Bergauer wrote:
> Hi!
> I am using Xymon 4.3.0 beta2 and observing an phenomenon which is not
> clear to me: If I ping a host on the machine the hobbit server is
> running on, I get ping times of 9ms (constantly).
>   When I watch the hobbit conn page of this host, it reports 60ms
> response time (this value us also shown in the rrd graph) -- but the
> ping is done from the same host than the manual one.
> Could somebody explain me where the different ping times come from?

You're using hobbitping, which does not accurately measure the actual ping 
response. If you have fping available, you should switch to fping, by setting 


(or, the full path to fping)

in hobbitserver.cfg, and restarting hobbit/xymon.


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