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I'm trying to set up a SmokePing FTPtransfer graph but with no luck. I have the ping graphs all figured out but the FTP graph is just empty. Here is my Probes config:

*** Probes ***

+ FPing

binary = /usr/bin/fping

+ FTPtransfer
destfile = /home/bunny/speed.speed
forks = 1
min_interval = 1
mode = get
offset = 50%
srcfile =
step = 60
timeout = 180 # mandatory

And here is the Target config:

*** Targets ***

probe = FPing

probe = FTPtransfer
menu = FTP
title = FTP 52MB file from
host =
localaddr = myhost-nat-if
username = user
password = password
pings = 5

The graph is showing on my page but does not get filled with the time to complete the transfer. The FTP-server does not require any password or username, tho I've tried with user:password and that works fine.

If anyone got this Probe set up and working I would love to take a look at your Probes and Targets config.

Any help is appreciated.

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Have you tried using passive mode? Set passive mode with:

passive = yes

My next challange is figuring out/configuring where smokeping stores the retrieved files. Seems to me like it is not saved in the data directory but wherever you start smokeping from.

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FTP file storage solved by using "destfile" directive – Arne Aug 1 '13 at 10:40

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