[smokeping-users] detecting short periods (1-2 seconds) of high latency

Timothy Timmons tim at snes.org
Tue Mar 19 23:44:45 CET 2019

There is a continuous ping module I used to use which was posted on this
list ages ago.

I don't know if it was ever officially added though.

It pings every second, perfect for detecting this sort of thing.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019, 12:24 PM Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:

> Hi,
> Can Smokeping be tweaked to gather data when such short intervals are
> involved or is there another tool anybody would recommend for this
> situation?
> I've observed short periods of high latency on a G.fast DSL connection
> (Swisscom / Init7, Turris Omnia with a G.fast SFP)
> It's been happening for some months now.
> The periods are between 1 to 2 seconds and it is noticeable on VoIP
> calls.  It happens very regularly, maybe every few minutes, maybe every
> minute.
> On a VoIP call, we either notice a "fast-forward" sound as late packets
> are played quickly or we notice a gap of 1 to 2 seconds.
> If anybody can suggest how I can gather data about this it would be very
> welcome.
> Regards,
> Daniel
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