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Re: Measure overall network availability

  • From: Jim Popovitch
  • Date: Fri Jan 07 06:43:13 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 12:09 +0530, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> Maybe maintain a few 1U colo boxes (cheap!) in data centers on
> selected networks around the world, from where you want to measure
> reachablity .. run nothing except nagios or some other monitoring app
> for measuring availablity of services like http, smtp, etc that you
> want to know are available or not,

I've often wondered, as I work intimately with NMS software, just how
much cross network traffic is "are you there?" related.  Would it have a
positive impact on overall net performance if everyone just turned off
all internetwork status polling?

<ducking>

-Jim P.







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