Smokeping_probes_SendEmail - Man Page

a Smokeping probe that measure time needed to send an mail

Synopsis

 *** Probes ***

 +SendEmail

 bodysize = 1024
 forks = 5
 from = test@test.com # mandatory
 offset = 50%
 step = 300
 subject = Test Smokeping
 timeout = 15
 to = test@test.com # mandatory

 # The following variables can be overridden in each target section
 /^influx_.+/ = influx_location = In the basement
 pings = 5
 port = 25

 # [...]

 *** Targets ***

 probe = SendEmail # if this should be the default probe

 # [...]

 + mytarget
 # probe = SendEmail # if the default probe is something else
 host = my.host
 /^influx_.+/ = influx_location = In the basement
 pings = 5
 port = 25

Description

This probe actually send a mail to a MX server and measure time it took. You can choose the sender and recipient address as well as the size of the mail.

Variables

Supported probe-specific variables:

bodysize

Size of the mail to send in bytes. If set to 0, a default mail content will be set. Note that mail always contain From, To and Subject headers.

Example value: 1024

Default value: 0

forks

Run this many concurrent processes at maximum

Example value: 5

Default value: 5

from

Mail from address

Example value: test@test.com

This setting is mandatory.

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 acquisition 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

subject

Subject of the mail

Example value: Test Smokeping

Default value: Test

timeout

How long a single 'ping' takes at maximum

Example value: 15

Default value: 5

to

Rcpt to address

Example value: test@test.com

This setting is mandatory.

Supported target-specific variables:

/^influx_.+/

This is a tag that will be sent to influxdb and has no impact on the probe measurement. The tag name will be sent without the “influx_” prefix, which will be replaced with “tag_” instead. Tags can be used for filtering.

Example value: influx_location = In the basement

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

port

Port of the SMTP server to reach

Example value: 25

Default value: 25

Authors

 Florian Coulmier <florian@coulmier.fr>,

See Also

smokeping_extend

Referenced By

smokeping_config(5).

2022-07-23 2.8.2 SmokePing