Installing ping_data.pl and traceroute.pl for PingER2
You must have a UNIX system with Perl 5 and an HTTP server. It is assumed that prior to
installing ping-data.pl and traceroute.pl you have already installed the
PingER2 measurement code pinger.pl
(this is the preferred PingER measurement tool installation since July 2005).
Ping_data.pl is a script that allows the collecting site to get the
data from your site. ping_data.pl does not have to be installed on the
same machine as pinger.pl (the script that makes the ping probe
measurements), but the
data file and the config files generated by pinger2.pl must
be visible on the machine running ping_data.pl, possibly via NFS or
Install a Traceroute Server
While not strictly required for network monitoring, we are requesting
that all collecting sites install a traceroute server.
- Put traceroute.pl
in your CGI directory (often /var/www/cgi-bin or /usr/local/cgi-bin or /usr/lib/cgi-bin).
- Make it executable with the command
- Test it by loading the URL http://yourwebserver/cgi-bin/traceroute.pl.
Example of installing traceroute.pl and ping_data.pl
Install a data file trimmer
To prevent the PingER data files from growing indefinitely, there is a
to run on the 28th of each month to trim the data files
(in /usr/local/share/pinger/ping-yyyy-mm.txt) to remove all but the last 2
months of data. This prevents the datafiles from
growing indefinitely. This script can be
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when you have completed the installation. An analysis site will be set
up to collect your data and provide graphical analysis.
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Last updated: January 26, 2008.