Plugin:Ping

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Description

The Ping plugin measures network latency using ICMP "echo requests", usually known as "ping". Network latency is measured as a round-trip time. An ICMP "echo request" is sent to a host and the time needed for its echo-reply to arrive is measured. If a reply is not received within one second, the plugin will no longer expect a reply and return. This may happen in several circumstances, e. g. the packet is lost, the host is down, a router has dismissed the packet, …

Synopsis

<Plugin "ping">
  Host "example.com"
</Plugin>

Example graph

Plugin-ping.png

Dependencies