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NAME

       smokeping_cgi - SmokePing webfrontend


OVERVIEW

       This script acts as a 'website' for your SmokePing monitoring
       operation. It presents the targets you are looking at in a tree
       structure and draws graphs as they are required by people looking at
       the pages.


DESCRIPTION

       To get smokeping_cgi going, you need a webserver which allows you to
       run CGI or better FastCGI scripts. The system must be setup so that the
       cgi process is allowed to write to the image caching area as defined in
       the config file.

       This script runs fine as a normal CGI, BUT it will appear to be very
       slow, because it does a lot of things when starting up. So if the
       script has to be started a fresh on every click, this is both slow and
       a tough thing for your webserver. I therefore strongly recommend using
       FastCGI.

       Please refer to the installation document for detailed setup
       instructions.


SETUP

       There is a sample htdocs directory in your smokeping installation root.
       Copy its content to the place where your webserver expects its files.
       The fcgi script shows the preferred method for runnig smokeping.  You
       can also run smokeping as a cgi.  But make sure to still use the
       wrapper as exposing ARGV to the webserver represents a security
       vulnerability you may rather not want to deal with.

       Adjust the paths in the script and you should be ready to go.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2011 by Tobias Oetiker. All right reserved.


LICENSE

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


AUTHOR

       Tobias Oetiker <tobi@oetiker.ch>



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