[smokeping-users] Smokeping packet loss issues

Israel Brewster israel at frontierflying.com
Wed Oct 10 18:00:10 CEST 2007

I am having some issues using smokeping with the fping plugin to  
monitor one of my routers. Specifically, when using fping from the  
command line, I get two, or occasionally three, packets returned from  
the router, and then nothing, no matter how long I let it loop.  
Stopping and restarting it gives me another two returns, then again  
nothing. Smokeping shows the same situation, reporting 90% packet  
loss. Using ping on the same host at the same time shows no packet  
loss for as long as I want to leave it running. Using smokeping/fping  
on two other identical routers also works properly- it is only this  
one router that gives the issues, and only when using fping. These  
are all high-latency hosts (600-1000 ms is typical), but I have the  
timeout set to 2 seconds, so that should be more than long enough.  
Would you have any idea why this is happening, and what I can do to  
fix it? Thanks.

Israel Brewster
Computer Support Technician
Frontier Flying Service Inc.
5245 Airport Industrial Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 450-7250 x293

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