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Re: Measure overall network availability

  • From: Robert E.Seastrom
  • Date: Fri Jan 07 09:57:33 2005


Jim Popovitch <jimpop@yahoo.com> writes:

> 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>

Depends on the number in the most significant nybble of the first byte
of the IP header.

                                        ---Rob






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