Talk:Setting up Smokeping

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Wrong default config


The default directories in /etc/smokeping/config do not exists.
When creating needed directories (in /var and not in /usr), do not forget to properly set ownership and access rights!
The pid should go under /var/run/smokeping.

The /usr/etc/*.dist files should be replaced by /etc/smokeping/* (without the .dist extention).


smoke:~# wget http://localhost/smokeping/smokeping.cgi
Connecting to localhost (
wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

uncomment the use of mod_cgi in /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

--Jch (talk) 09:19, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

example of working config

*** General ***

owner    = My Company
contact  = 
mailhost =
sendmail = /usr/sbin/sendmail
# NOTE: do not put the Image Cache below cgi-bin
# since all files under cgi-bin will be executed ... this is not
# good for images.
imgcache = /var/cache/smokeping  
imgurl   = cache
datadir  = /var/data/smokeping 
piddir  = /var/run/smokeping 
cgiurl   = 
smokemail = /etc/smokeping/smokemail 
tmail = /etc/smokeping/tmail  

no slaves: comment it out in the config file.

Have to create some directories and link (in top of those described on main page):

mkdir -p /var/cache/smokeping
mkdir -p /var/data/smokeping
chown -R smokeping /var/cache/smokeping
chown -R smokeping /var/data/smokeping
ln -s /var/cache/smokeping /var/www/localost/htdocs/smokeping/cache