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Re: Diagnostic Tools

  • From: Eric Rogers
  • Date: Thu Jun 06 13:19:21 2002

I use something call netscan tools 2002. It may or may not be what your
looking for.
netscantools.com

-Eric
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pawlukiewicz Jane" <pawlukiewicz_jane@bah.com>
To: "Marc Pierrat" <marc@sunchar.com>; <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: Diagnostic Tools


> No. But I was thinking of something more robust. And I think it depends
> on what level you want your diagnostics to go to. Then there's metrics,
> analysis, detection processes.
>
> Ping and traceroute give me a ton of data. I was thinking of something
> that takes that data and turns it into the bottom line. Where is the
> problem, when did it start, all the good stuff.
>
> I still can't believe someone hasn't cashed in on this. Or is it
> something you wouldn't need or use?
>
> Jane
>
> Marc Pierrat wrote:
> >
> > Is there a problem with good ol' fashioned ping and traceroute?  They're
on every platform, even windows.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
> > > Pawlukiewicz Jane
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 12:39 PM
> > > To: Nicolas Maton; nanog@merit.edu
> > > Subject: Re: Diagnostic Tools
> > >
> > >
> > > Sorry it took so long to reply. Work gets in the way...
> > >
> > > Nicolas Maton wrote:
> > > >
> > > > hmmm,
> > > >
> > > > I still don't get the global picture??
> > > > You want to poll routers andso outside of your network ?
> > >
> > > That's the idea I had, yeah. The traffic on my network is not hard to
> > > pull. We can analyze that data forever. What I'm curious about is the
> > > performance, or detection of problems in the routers that serve other
> > > networks, the gateways. Not like I'm curious about your internal
network
> > > or anything, just there should be some way to determine the what,
where,
> > > when of a boggle on the internet.
> > >
> > > I thought by now there'd be a nice package we could buy from somebody
> > > that would pinpoint the problem(s).  I was told they haven't developed
> > > that yet and couldn't believe it.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > If you have access to them you can use some monitoring software like
> > > >
> > > > Big Brother
> > > > HP openvieuw
> > > > Aprisma Spectrum
> > > > CiscoWorks
> > > > and so on.....
> > > >
> > > > If you mean something else please let me know so i can search
> > > an solution with you.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure yet. Access is the rub, I think. Everyone is so
proprietary
> > > these days. I suppose it doesn't matter.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > <<<  Cogito ergo sum  >>>
> > >
> > > ?? (as in, what does that mean?)
> > > >
> > > > Nicolas Maton
> > > > Network Engineer
> > > > s.a. Tiscali Belgium n.v.
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> > > > http://www.tiscali.be
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> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Pawlukiewicz Jane [mailto:pawlukiewicz_jane@bah.com]
> > > > Sent: donderdag 6 juni 2002 16:01
> > > > To: Nicolas Maton
> > > > Subject: Re: Diagnostic Tools
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for responding so quickly.
> > > >
> > > > I think I need to rephrase the question. I'm not thinking of
diagnostics
> > > > on a specific network, as in my company's intranetwork. I'm thinking
> > > > there must be a set of diagnostic tools to determine where the
problem
> > > > is outside of my network. If its platform specific it wouldn't work
very
> > > > well, would it?
> > > >
> > > > I was just thinking again. A dangerous hobby.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Jane
> > > >
> > > > Nicolas Maton wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > For what platform?
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Pawlukiewicz Jane [mailto:pawlukiewicz_jane@bah.com]
> > > > > Sent: donderdag 6 juni 2002 15:51
> > > > > To: nanog@merit.edu
> > > > > Subject: Diagnostic Tools
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm new here but I already have a quick question.
> > > > >
> > > > > What are the best diagnostic tools available to network
> > > operators today?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for any info,
> > > > >
> > > > > Jane





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