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Old 09-09-2003, 07:45 AM   #1
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Ping - Logging the times to a file.

I would like to be able to log the round trip times to a file when pinging. Additionally, I would like to be able to modify the frequency of the pinging. Is there a way to do this? If not, then where can I find some compilable source for the ping program, so that I can modify it. I am running a recent version of Red Hat Linux.
Old 09-09-2003, 08:04 AM   #2
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Well, "man ping" would do some good for you It seems "ping -i <time interval in seconds>" sets the ping time interval... Then, to log the ping output to a file, just redirect it; "ping > outputfile". Or was this too obvious? Sorry if I misunderstood
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If you want to add the date you could use:
while [ 1 ];do date +"%x %X - `ping -c1|grep rtt`" >> ping.log;sleep 60;done
The example above waits for 60 seconds between pings.

The "ping.log" file would have entries like:
09/09/03 18:33:31 - rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.070/0.070/0.070/0.000 ms


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