User Vinícius Zavam (DigitalOcean) shows us how to set up SmokePing, a network latency tracking tool with a graph explorer and useful latency measurement plugins, on FreeBSD 11.  Head on over to the link below for the full set of instructions.


SmokePing is a network latency tracking tool. Tracking your server’s network latency can give you a useful picture of the overall health and availability of your server. For example, it can help you determine if your network is overloaded or alert you to packet loss, which may indicate an incorrect router configuration or downed device.

SpokePing’s creator, Tobias Oetiker, also created a data logging and time series graphing utility called RDDtool. SmokePing uses RDDtool, so you have access to its sophisticated graphing capabilities too.

This tutorial will show you how to install and configure SmokePing with Apache on FreeBSD.


To follow this tutorial, you will need:

  • One FreeBSD 11 server with a root user. On DigitalOcean, the default freebsd user is fine.

Full tutorial: