porttest

TCP/UDP simple port tests

Bryan Andrews

bryana

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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jun 17th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >= 3.0.0
  • Puppet 3.x
  • RedHat
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    OracleLinux
    ,
    Scientific
    ,
    SLES
    ,
    Debian
    ,
    Ubuntu

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Documentation

bryana/porttest — version 0.1.0 Jun 17th 2015

porttest

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with porttest
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.

Overview

TCP and UDP port testing for Puppet.

Setup

What porttest affects

  • A small python script is installed in a user configurable location. This runs the TCP and UDP testing. On success a file is touched so the host+port is only tested once instead of being tested on every puppet agent run.

Setup Requirements

Python is needed and assumed installed. Even old RedHat 5 systems have the needed Python modules installed.

Beginning with porttest

Usage

porttest::tcp { 'test tcp 80 to google.com': 
  target => 'google.com', 
  port   => '80', 
}

porttest::udp { 'test udp to my server': 
  target => 'udp-host.domain.local', 
  port   => '5000', 
}

Reference

###Defines

####Public defines

  • porttest::tcp: Test TCP ports on hosts
  • porttest::udp: Test UDP ports on hosts

####Private classes

  • porttest::install: Installs the port test Python script

###Parameters

#####target

Specify the IP, hostname, or FQDN of the target to test

#####port

Specify the port of the target to test

Limitations

Python is the only requirement and comes installed with all modern Linux flavors. UDP is inherently difficult to test for. Due to the nature of UDPs fire-and-forget packet it is up to the destination service application to respond in a detectable way. If the destination service port is closed or the service doesn