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Monitor RTSP Stream



Hello, we have a link to a couple of RTSP video streams and we're looking at monitoring whether or not the stream is up via a ping. Is this something that is possible with PRTG?

monitoring ping videostream

Created on Jul 8, 2020 3:20:03 PM

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Hello Phillip,

can you be more specific about the ping idea?

Normally, you would use an IP/port/protocol combination for a channel filter rule, either for flow sensors, or the PRTG packet sniffer, depending on your network hardware.

Created on Jul 8, 2020 5:31:36 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



Basically I have a link to an RTSP stream. looks like rtsp:/ /EXAMPLE@IPADDRESS:PORT. I was just curious if there's a way to simply monitor this stream via a sensor in PRTG, Ping would simply determine if it's reachable, this is an external to our network hosted stream. It doesn't necessarily have to be a ping per say, just something that would help determine if the stream is still alive and active.

Created on Jul 8, 2020 6:32:02 PM

Last change on Jul 8, 2020 7:19:55 PM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]




detecting the stream physically would work this way: A device reachable by PRTG has to get this traffic and support either a flow protocol, or can have a PRTG remote probe installed (Windows computer) for the packet sniffer. That could be the server operating the stream, or receiving it. Then you can monitor the traffic bandwidth filtered by the PRTG syntax.

Created on Jul 8, 2020 7:30:59 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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