Provided by: smokeping_2.7.3-1_all bug

NAME

       smokeping_cgi - SmokePing webfrontend

OVERVIEW

       This script acts as a 'website' for your SmokePing monitoring operation. It presents the
       targets you are looking at in a tree structure and draws graphs as they are required by
       people looking at the pages.

DESCRIPTION

       To get smokeping_cgi going, you need a webserver which allows you to run CGI or better
       FastCGI scripts. The system must be setup so that the cgi process is allowed to write to
       the image caching area as defined in the config file.

       This script runs fine as a normal CGI, BUT it will appear to be very slow, because it does
       a lot of things when starting up. So if the script has to be started a fresh on every
       click, this is both slow and a tough thing for your webserver. I therefore strongly
       recommend using FastCGI.

       Please refer to the installation document for detailed setup instructions.

SETUP

       There is a sample htdocs directory in your smokeping installation root.  Copy its content
       to the place where your webserver expects its files.  The fcgi script shows the preferred
       method for runnig smokeping.  You can also run smokeping as a cgi.  But make sure to still
       use the wrapper as exposing ARGV to the webserver represents a security vulnerability you
       may rather not want to deal with.

       Adjust the paths in the script and you should be ready to go.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2011 by Tobias Oetiker. All right reserved.

LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139,
       USA.

AUTHOR

       Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch>