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:


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

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