Smokeping Failing to Start on Boot (Fedora 24)

I ran into an issue where smokeping wasn’t starting on boot on my fedora 24 systems. Checking the output of:

systemctl status smokeping

Showed me that dns requests¬†were failing and smokeping terminated. So here’s how I fixed it.

Go into /usr/lib/systemd/system/smokeping.service and change the following line:

After=syslog.target network.target

to

After=syslog.target network-online.target

I’ve opened a bug, so the maintainer should have this pushed out shortly. If you want to read more about the difference between network.target and network-online.target (and why you should or should not use either), there’s a great explanation on freedesktop.org.

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