Source ping from monitored device


#1

Hi,

I’m new to the forum so hopefully this is the right area. I haven’t seen this in the topics. What I want to do is use Nagios to monitor latency from a remote device to an IP. So say from a router to 4.2.2.2. Is there a way to do this? Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks.


#2

probably creating a custom plugin which telnets to the router, executes the ping, reads the timings and uses the result… not easy but it should be possibile… (with some security considerations about the devices passwords not to be forgotten)


#3

If the Nagios host is upstream from the router, perhaps you could scrape some sort of related data using traceroute?

I haven’t checked, but check_traceroute may offer some hints:

exchange.nagios.org/directory/Pl … sh/details

-= Stefan