[smokeping-users] best test to use?
ged at jubileegroup.co.uk
Mon Nov 8 15:11:57 CET 2010
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
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
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