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Re: Pinging routers for network status

  • From: Bill Woodcock
  • Date: Mon Dec 18 03:41:41 2000

    > Customers are constantly pinging our edge router, ns, or mail server.
    > Recently we had a flood of "your network is down" calls because customers
    > where pinging a well known site we host.
    > I am seeing the "net" becoming more asymetric, and those ICMP
    > ECHO / ECHO-REPLY packets aren't taking nearly the same path
    > as they used to.

You mean you're policy-routing ICMP and traceroute to a central reliable
host?  :-)