[smokeping-users] Measure latency to TCP ports

tbh tbh1000 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 17:20:05 CET 2007

On 12/13/07, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 09:59:37AM -0600,
> tbh <tbh1000 at gmail.com> wrote
> a message of 67 lines which said:
> > it appeared to me the EchoPing primarily is used to measure HTTP
> > requests. It does have options for SSL and SMTP,
> or echo, discard or chargen :-)


> > but I'm looking to measure latency to other ports as well (ie., FTP,
> > Telnet, SSH, etc).
> Not done yet, although the new plugin architecture should make it easy
> (I'm not sure I will include telnet support, is there any reason to
> still use telnet today???)

Not really, I just threw it in as an example.

> But, if you are interested only in TCP latency, any port will work,
> no? I do not think there exists an OS which replies to connection on
> port 80 faster or slower than on other ports.

My issue is that not all the hosts I'm measuring to are running a web server.

Thanks for the responses!

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