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Re: 3rd party network monitoring

  • From: Jason LeBlanc
  • Date: Fri Mar 07 09:55:33 2008

One app I like a lot is Ping Plotter, but it only runs on Windows, so it isn't good for remote monitoring. We do use it for some things, however. I like the detailed traceroute / latency visualization it has. It also has a hard time with a lot (100+) nodes being monitored. SmokePing works well, but lacks detail in the form of traceroute.

Jeroen Massar wrote:
John A. Kilpatrick wrote:

On Wed, 5 Mar 2008, Tom Sands wrote:

When we did get a hold of someone, they mentioned they could support simple ICMP requests.

To them "simple" means it's just a ping check. They won't montior/graph/care about latency.

I was pondering creating a "smoke ping collective". Get a bunch of guys to agree to run smokeping and monitor each other. That's a great tool for visualizing changes in latency and works just as well with ICMP as with HTTP.

There is this really awesome project from RIPE (like usual ;)

Please check, and start using RIPE TTM:
See the site for presentations, tools, info, etc etc etc etc...

Enjoy ;)