Initial Route Server Stats for MAE-East

Nathan Stratton nathan at
Sun Oct 22 21:23:32 UTC 1995

On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, Mike Nasto wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Oct 1995, Mike O'Dell wrote:
> > remember that using pings to sample connectivity to a very busy
> > cisco router is not a very reliable probe for several reasons.
> > Returning pings is a low-priority task in the first place, and
> > they are rate-limited, so if the processor is busy processing
> > lots of BGP updates and several folks are fribbling with it 
> > using ping or SNMP, it is less than clear what they will see.
> > 
> > 	-mo
> OK!  Agreed.  So then, what would you use? 

Ping, yes it has a low-priority, but we are looking at routers "busy" 
routers. If they were not busy the pings would not be so bad.

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