Provided by: smokeping_2.6.7-1_all bug

NAME

       Smokeping::probes::IOSPing - Cisco IOS Probe for SmokePing

SYNOPSIS

        *** Probes ***

        +IOSPing

        binary = /usr/bin/rsh # mandatory
        forks = 5
        offset = 50%
        packetsize = 56
        step = 300
        timeout = 15

        # The following variables can be overridden in each target section
        ioshost = my.cisco.router # mandatory
        iosint = Ethernet 1/0
        iosuser = admin
        pings = 5

        # [...]

        *** Targets ***

        probe = IOSPing # if this should be the default probe

        # [...]

        + mytarget
        # probe = IOSPing # if the default probe is something else
        host = my.host
        ioshost = my.cisco.router # mandatory
        iosint = Ethernet 1/0
        iosuser = admin
        pings = 5

DESCRIPTION

       Integrates Cisco IOS as a probe into smokeping.  Uses the rsh / remsh protocol to run a
       ping from an IOS device.

VARIABLES

       Supported probe-specific variables:

       binary
           The binary option specifies the path of the binary to be used to connect to the IOS
           device.  Commonly used binaries are /usr/bin/rsh and /usr/bin/remsh, although any
           script or binary should work if can be called as

               /path/to/binary [ -l user ] router ping

           to produce the IOS ping dialog on stdin & stdout.

           Example value: /usr/bin/rsh

           This setting is mandatory.

       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%

       packetsize
           The (optional) packetsize option lets you configure the packetsize for the pings sent.

           Default value: 56

       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

       timeout
           How long a single 'ping' takes at maximum

           Example value: 15

           Default value: 5

       Supported target-specific variables:

       ioshost
           The ioshost option specifies the IOS device which should be used for the ping.

           Example value: my.cisco.router

           This setting is mandatory.

       iosint
           The (optional) iosint option allows you to specify the source address or interface in
           the IOS device. The value should be an IP address or an interface name such as
           "Ethernet 1/0". If this option is omitted, the IOS device will pick the IP address of
           the outbound interface to use.

           Example value: Ethernet 1/0

       iosuser
           The (optional) iosuser option allows you to specify the remote username the IOS
           device.  If this option is omitted, the username defaults to the default user used by
           the remsh command (usually the user running the remsh command, ie the user running
           SmokePing).

           Example value: admin

       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

AUTHORS

       Paul J Murphy <paul@murph.org>

       based on Smokeping::probes::FPing by

       Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch>

NOTES

   IOS Configuration
       The IOS device must have rsh enabled and an appropriate trust defined, eg:

           !
           ip rcmd rsh-enable
           ip rcmd remote-host smoke 192.168.1.2 smoke enable
           !

       Some IOS devices have a maximum of 5 VTYs available, so be careful not to hit a limit with
       the 'forks' variable.

   Password authentication
       It is not possible to use password authentication with rsh or remsh due to fundamental
       limitations of the protocol.

   Ping packet size
       The FPing manpage has the following to say on the topic of ping packet size:

       Number of bytes of ping data to send.  The minimum size (normally 12) allows room for the
       data that fping needs to do its work (sequence number, timestamp).  The reported received
       data size includes the IP header (normally 20 bytes) and ICMP header (8 bytes), so the
       minimum total size is 40 bytes.  Default is 56, as in ping. Maximum is the theoretical
       maximum IP datagram size (64K), though most systems limit this to a smaller, system-
       dependent number.