[smokeping-users] Re: patch candidate for FPing.pm probe
oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Mon Feb 7 13:30:01 MET 2005
Today Niko Tyni wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:51:00PM +0100, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> > I also wonder what the implications are as to what we measure ...
> > at the moment fping sends the icmp packets back-to-back
> > intentionally, to get a educated snapshot of what the link looked
> > at measurement time ... spreading the packets over the measurement
> > periode looses that advantag and goes into the direction of 'I want
> > to measure more often' this is already configurable by lowering the
> > step size so I am not sure this is a good idea ...
> You're right, I didn't think this through.
> Reducing the step size has the disadvantage of making the measurement
> harder on the network, unless we simultaneously reduce the # of ping
> packets sent.
sure this would have to be done ...
> In fact, we get the very same behaviour by setting pings = 1 and step =
> 15, so there's really not much point having a new variable for it
there you go :-)
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