[smokeping-users] best test to use?

G.W. Haywood ged at jubileegroup.co.uk
Mon Nov 8 15:11:57 CET 2010

Hi there,

On Mon, 8 Nov 2010, Adam Hardy wrote:

> Let me get this straight. If BT is throttling my connection, that means that
> they are just randomly but consistently dropping packets instead of letting them
> through?

I don't know exactly what they're doing, I just see the effects of
whatever it is as a marked slowdown in torrent download speeds.  If I
had to guess I'd say that what they do probably isn't random, because
the problem they face isn't random.

> I assume that normal operation of ICMP would mean that I don't notice this,
> except when ICMP is impaired, this will lead to issues like I'm seeing with the
> online broker app?

I'm sure that you need to look at the actual application traffic to
know what's causing problems with your application.  Utilities like
ping aren't much more than a quick diagnostic tool.

> ...
> Can I set up probes in smokeping to monitor this?

You can use probes which will send packets using the ports used by
your application.



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