[sysmon-help] Frequently failing Sysmon ping tests...

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Fri Jul 31 10:20:37 EDT 2009

On Jul 31, 2009, at 7:47 AM, Morgan Aldridge wrote:
> I've been running Sysmon v0.93-pre3 for quite some time and my primary
> Sysmon box is currently running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Server. It's had
> an issue for quite some time where it frequently fails to ping itself.

Do you have the same issue with 0.92.2? I have an admittedly small  
config but have been running with it on 10.5 (client) for quite a  
while now with no problems (and only doing ping tests).

> It'll stay "up" for about 2-3 tests w/the default queuetime of 60, so
> the uptime usually stays only just over 50%. I had considered this
> acceptable because it was really only causing a slight delay in
> notification. However, recently I started adding many tests for a
> second location and some of those ping tests fail frequently.
> Unfortunately, my fellow admin in the second location is not happy
> about that.
> I had gradually upped maxqueued (default it actually 75) to 128, 256,
> 384, and am now at 512 (the ceiling for maxqueued is 1024 on Mac OS X
> 10.5 Leopard Server). That seems to help greatly for a while
> (sometimes and hour, sometimes many hours), but it always reverts to
> frequent failures. I've never been able to get a manual ping to fail
> (when the devices were actually up, naturally).
> So, where do I start my troubleshooting? I'm not ready to give up  
> Sysmon yet.

Daniel J. Luke
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