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Re: Initial Route Server Stats for MAE-East

  • From: Jonathan Heiliger
  • Date: Sun Oct 22 22:42:50 1995

On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, Jeff Young wrote:

> there aren't any easy answers.  perhaps we should all just
> implement "ping" servers in pops ( a 386 running
> linux or bsd might suffice).

So then perhaps since multiple (last I recall) hosts already exist on 
MAE-East; we could use them for an experiment of sorts.  One could take 
two hosts and setup a program akin to a loopback on each, operating on 
TCP ports.

A standard data set could then be transmitted back and forth at certain 
time intervals and compared.  The result could then in theory say that 
there was such heavy load on the MAE, that packets were dropped -- even 
with retransmission.  In any case, it would be more substantiative than 
pinging Cisco's.

Correlating this info (it a 5minute increment was chosen, this would be 
easier) we could correlate any detected lossage information with the 
utilization statistics presently being generated.

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