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Smokeping is a tool for measuring latency.

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  1. Stan Bright avatar
    Such a helpful tool

    Smokeping used to be one of my favourity tools when I was working as a SysAdmin long time ago. It's offers such a clever way of presenting the data, that it is super easy to identify any issues.

    I still wonder why modern tools haven't adopted this ingenious technique.

    👍 Pros:    Usability
    👎 Cons:    Not actively maintained

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Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about SmokePing and what they use it for.
  • Starlink V2 Satellites in Trouble
    You misspelled RRDTools. And it took absolute ages for industry to get to the level where those graphs could be recreated easily in something else. Even now it's pretty hard to recreate something like what does with it. - Source: Hacker News / 4 days ago
  • I demand a COMPETENT Technician to fix this atrocity that is my Demarc. I'm assuming this is why I've had extremely unreliable service since I moved in here. I am DONE rebooting my modem for the call center robot.
    I use smokeping to find internet issues. It is free and open source. Https:// Https:// - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • Spectrum Internet outages in Madison
    Old tech, but useful. You can even get it in a Docker container. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Request: A Mac app/utility that constantly checks the health of your internet connection and keeps statistics on that.
    SmokePing is an open source latency tracker that's been around for a while. It can ping and track latency on multiple targets 24x7 and graph the results. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Slow Internet/Huge Latency during the evenings
    I run those speed tests (Xfinity told me to use their speedtest here since it allegedly is stored to your account for them to review) and take screenshots of the results. I also installed a ping tool called SmokePing as a docker on one of my machines and have it setup to ping several internal machines, such as two desktops, my pi-holes, and my modem and router. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Blip: A tool for seeing your Internet latency
    Smokeping sounds like a comparable product - Very useful for diagnosing ISP service interruptions. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Raspberry Pi Unattended Monitor?
    I use RPis running SmokePing for just this purpose when clients complain about wireless connectivity and internet outages. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Self Host solution to pinging devices and draw latency on chart
    There is which does this. Although it's not really integrated with Home Automation, but a standalone tool. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Why some of us a have an 2-4 minute outage every hour or so (maybe) & how you can (hopefully) help get it fixed
    I’ve been using SmokePing to collect latency and packet loss data to a number of IPv4 and IPv6 hosts. These graphs can be readily compared to demonstrate the behavior I’m describing. Sample domain Ping Data IPv4 Google and IPv6 Google. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Internet keeps dropping throughout the day every day for about the past week. I contacted T-Mobile, but they were no help. I have no idea what I need to do to better my numbers…
    Syracuse here. Same deal. Started Tuesday the 20th for us. I've had SmokePing running since the 22nd or so, makes for somewhat grim viewing (in the 3 and 5 day graphs anything that's purple or red is an outage). The modem isn't rebooting, its not hot, nothing has changed here. The way the outages cycle make me think this is a back-end configuration issue at TMob. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • How to constantly measure and log home internet quality?
    Smokeping is a great tool for measuring variations of latency and packet loss. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Notification system that sends notifications when certain sites are down
    I use SmokePing to run a constant ping on roughly 80 devices. If rtt, latency or loss meets a specific threshold it sends me an email. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Is there a program I can use to just speed test and log?
    Sign up for a Sam Knows box, they are free Or you can use Smoke Ping - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • ask /r/selfhosted: what tools do you use to monitor your isp uplink?
    Smokeping if you want something light and simple - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Stories of users that you actually like, or were surprised ?
    In my experience, IT can be made to work real well and if some extra minimalist tools are setup for users to diagnose unpreventable problems by themselves, they'll start to side with you (ex: having a smokeping to measure internet slowness, etc). - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Getting tired of Spectrum and their "technical support", what is the appropriate way for me to monitor signal straight from the modem? Not just speed, but packet loss, latency, etc?
    Connect a device to an Ethernet port on the router and run a monitoring tool. WiFi in an apartment scenario is going to lead to the problems you are describing. I use Smokeping in a Docker. I would also test directly connected to the modem to rule out a router problem. If you are using a Spectrum supplied router I would just buy a better quality router and return theirs. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • A Chmura Difference: Transparency
    Finally we added a type of network map for our member servers, SmokePing, which allows you to see the load, the "smoke", on each of our member servers:. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Pingdom alternative
    SmokePing is not as pretty as some of the alternatives, but it gets the job done. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • My Starlink stats as of May 24th, 2021. Rural ID. Previous ISP (WISP) advertised 20Mbps, never got more than 5, latency was WAY higher, and had way more downtime.
    OK, thanks for the reply! I don't see a way to list stations according to rank, you know, 1st percentile and such. I'll bookmark your site! I've also been meaning to setup since I'm a CS wiz especially into Linux like so many of you, it's great to see. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Internet detector app / service?
    a tool called smokeping can test your internet connection over time, it just requires that it's ran constantly Https:// - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • How can I constantly monitor my Internet connection?
    Install SmokePing and monitor servers you connected everyday? - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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