[smokeping-users] FPing alternative
mike at rentageekme.com
Sat May 17 20:20:04 CEST 2008
> Hi Mike,
>> Extremely annoying. An example of the smokeping output can be seen at
>> http://www.rentageekme.com/smokeping/?target=Other.Tobeys.Tobeys -- 9AM
>> is when I switched routers. I have been running smokeping for years
>> many different devices and have never seen fping do this. The linksys
>> I'm pinging does have the latest version of the firmware on it; I didn't
>> fping against the older version as I did the fw update before putting it
> just a question, why do you blame the messanger ... I am sure fping
> does not send different packets than before. This could mean, that
> your new router has the ability to rate-limit ping response, so it
> only answers the very first ping packet it gets and ignores the
> other ones ... I would asmume this is a configurable feature of
> your router ...
Fair enough; however, I have turned on and off all options I can find on the
router related to that sort of thing and nothing changes. More importantly,
I can do this:
root at george:~# ping -f tobeys.gotdns.com
PING tobeys.gotdns.com (184.108.40.206) 56(84) bytes of data.
--- tobeys.gotdns.com ping statistics ---
3609 packets transmitted, 3570 received, 1% packet loss, time 47185ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 23.229/31.162/72.274/7.039 ms, pipe 6, ipg/ewma
Clearly, there is no packet rate limiting in effect here...
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